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Meaning and Name Origin

Thayer \tha-yer\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin. Possibly related to Thatcher.


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


Thayer is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1792 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Thayer and affiliated names. Thatcher (#862 in 2014) is the only prominent alternative form of Thayer (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name is at its apex today. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Thatcher in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Traye. Like Thayer, this name is not frequently used.