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What does Wernher mean?

Wernher Pronunciation of Wernher [wern-her] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Wernher is "army guard; army defender". Wernher is a version of Warner (Old German). Wernher is also a derivative of Werner (Old German).

Associated with: army (warrior), guard (defender).


Wernher has 1 variant: Wernhar.

1 more relation via Warner, Werner: Verner.

Creative forms:
(male) Merher, Wernce, ..

(female) Werntar, Wernwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wernher Graydon (W.G.), ..

How popular is Wernher?

Wernher is an unusual given name for men. Wernher is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Verner, Warner (#1878 the previous year) and Werner are the prominent alternative forms of Wernher (not ranked). These forms of Wernher were at the top of their popularity 115 years ago and are now significantly less common. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Archer, Arther, Beacher, Becher, Beecher, Berger, Denver, Ferrer, Ferrier, Garner, Garnier, Heiner, Jerker (see Eric), Kenner, Leander, Leanther, Mercer, Neander, Regner, Reiner, Reinier, Renier, Sender, Turner, Verrier, Wagner, Walther, Weaver, Weber, Webster, Wendel, Wenzel, Winter and Worthey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wernher.

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