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What does Schaffer mean?

Schaffer Pronunciation of Schaffer [schaf-fer] as a boys' name is of German origin, and the meaning of the name Schaffer is "steward". Schaffer is a version of Schaeffer (German).


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How popular is Schaffer?

Schaffer is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1630 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Schaffer has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Schaffer name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Schaffer is alike in pronunciation to Shafar, Shafeer, Shafir and Shefer. Other recommended names are Balfer, Chalmer, Kieffer, Rafer, Saber, Sachar, Sadler, Safford, Saffren, Safir, Sander, Sawyer, Sayer, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Schneider, Schubert, Schuylar, Schuyler, Schylar, Schyler, Scribner, Seager, Shachar, Shade, Shadoe, Shae, Shafeek, Shafik, Shafiq, Shaine, Shakeel, Shakeer, Shakir, Shameer, Shamir, Shandey (see Shandy), Shane, Shanen, Shanley, Shannen, Shaque, Shaqueer, Shareef, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawney, Shaye, Shayne, Shomer, Sikander, Slater, Staffan, Stafford, Steffen, Stoffel, Strafford, Thacher, Thaxter and Thayer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Schaffer.

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