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What does Telfer mean?

Telfer Pronunciation of Telfer [telfer] as a name for boys is an Old French name, and the name Telfer means "iron-piercer". Telfer is a version of Telford (Old French).


Telfer has 4 variants: Telfor, Telfour, Tellfer and Tellfour.

Creative forms:
(male) Talfer, ..

(female) Telper, ..

Middle name pairings:
Telfer Ibrahim (T.I.), ..

How popular is Telfer?

Telfer is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#18397 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Telfer has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Telfer outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alger, Allmer, Alter, Balder, Balfer, Becker, Beiler, Berger, Bueller, Colier, Culver, Decker, Deker, Delmer, Elber, Elger, Elmer, Ferrer, Fester, Fielder, Filmer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gilmer, Helier, Heller, Jesper, Keder, Keefer, Keifer, Keller, Kenner, Kester, Kiefer, Kieffer, Lester, Loller, Meier, Melker, Miller, Mueller, Neper, Nezer, Peder, Peer, Pepper, Rafer, Regner, Renier, Taber, Talbert, Talbet, Tallen, Teador, Tedor, Teger, Templer, Teofil, Terrel, Terrey, Teyten, Thayer, Tigger, Tilar, Tilford, Tower, Traver, Tucker, Tupper, Tyler, Verner, Vester, Volker, Weber, Wilder and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Telfer.

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