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What does Thayer mean?

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

Associated with: old english.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Thaner, Thayerry, ..

(female) Thayerra, Thayerre, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Thatcher (#862 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 is common in 2014. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Thayer and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.