Meaning and Name Origin
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)
A recommended similar baby name is Traye. Like Thayer, this name is not frequently used.