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What does Werner mean?

Werner /wern-er/ 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.


Werner has 4 variants: Verner, Warner, Wernhar and Wernher.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Warer, Wernwar, ..

(female) Wernda, Wernerma, ..

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. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Werner for boys. Werner reached its peak rank of #758 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Werner name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Werner outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Werner and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Werner listed in the Top 2000 are Warner and Verner. These relations of Werner were favored as birth names 114 years ago (median #776).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Werner, Verner, Warner in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Avner, Becher, Becker, Beiler, Berger, Berne, Bernet, Bonner, Dayner, Decker, Deker, Dexter, Farrer, Ferrer, Ferrier, Gardner, Garner, Garnier, Greer, Gunner, Harper, Heiner, Heller, Herne, Jerker (see Eric), Joyner, Keder, Keller, Kenner, Kester, Kiefner, Kleiner, Leander, Mariner, Mercer, Meyer, Miner, Neper, Nester, Peder, Pepper, Porter, Rainer, Rayner, Regner, Reiner, Seger, Stoner, Teger, Turner, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney, Verrier, Wagner, Wagoner, Walder, Walker, Walter, Warley, Warren, Warriner, Wayne, Weaver, Weber, Webley, Webster, Weeb, Welbey (see Welby), Welden, Wenzel, Wesley, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be less commonly used than Werner.