What does Werner mean?
Werner /wern-er/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Werner is "army defender".
From "ware heri". Closely related to Warner. Mostly American used.
How popular is Werner?
Werner is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1022 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#931 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Werner for boys. Werner was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #505 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Werner and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Werner listed in the Top 1000 are Warner and Verner. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.369%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Verner, Warner and Werner becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)