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What does Wilmer mean?

Wilmer Pronunciation of Wilmer [wilmer] as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-mer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilmer is "strong desire".

Associated with: strong.


Wilmer has 5 variants: Willmar, Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmore and Wylmer.

Related boy name: William.

Creative forms:
(male) Wiler, Wimer, ..

(female) Wilter, Wilwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilmer Aurelio (W.A.), ..

How popular is Wilmer?

Wilmer is a somewhat popular first name for males (#758 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#13071 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Wilmer reached its highest rank of #285 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1575 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Wilmer (#1575 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 is William (#5 last year). Adoption of these relations of Wilmer reached its apex 135 years ago (usage of 7.76%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.84%, 89%), with forms such as Wilmer going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilmer, William in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilmer, William outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wilmer is alike in pronunciation to Aillmer, Ailmer, Allmer, Ayllmer, Aylmar, Aylmer, Ellmer, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Eylmer, Ullmar, Ulmar and Ulmer. Other suggested similar names are Delmer, Filmer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gilmer, Hiller, Miller, Palmer, Silver, Walder, Walker, Waller, Walter, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wiley, Wilkes, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Wilmot, Winter, Wister and Wyler. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilmer.

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