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What does Thayer mean?

Thayer Pronunciation of Thayer [thay-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Possibly related to Thatcher.

Associated with: old english.


3 related forms via Thatcher: Thacher, Thatch and Thaxter.

Creative forms:
(male) Tayer, Thaner, ..

(female) Thayge, Thayla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thayer Arnav (T.A.), ..

How popular is Thayer?

Thayer is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#2014 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Thatcher (#902 in recent rankings) is the only prominent alternative form of Thayer (not ranked). Other variants, like Thacher, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Thayer was common in the year 2014 and has remained as widespread to this day. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thatcher in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thayer and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Thayer is pronounced similarly to Thor. Other recommended names are Baker, Brazer, Cramer, Draper, Dwyer, Faber, Fajer, Fraser, Gaer, Gayler, Gayner, Hayder, Jader, Lawyer, Lazer, Mayeer, Mayer, Meyer, Myer, Naser, Rafer, Rayder, Royer, Saber, Sawyer, Sayer, Shafeer, Shakeer, Shaye, Shomer, Slater, Taber, Tabor, Taheer, Tahir, Tailer, Takeo, Tamir, Tanier, Tarek, Taren, Tareq, Tate, Tavee, Tay, Tayber, Tayler, Tayte, Thad, Thadeus, Thady, Thaine, Thandy, Thane, Tharon, Thayne, Theo, Thole, Tiger, Tigger, Topher, Torger, Tower, Tracey, Traver, Travers, Traye, Troye, Tsar, Turner, Tye, Tyler, Tyr and Weaver. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thayer.