What does Wilmer mean?
Wilmer /wil-mer/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-mer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilmer is "strong desire".
Related boy name: William.Kreatif forms: Wilwer, Winmer, Woolmer. [more]
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Wilmer for boys. Wilmer reached its highest rank of #299 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent variation form of Wilmer ranked in the Top 1000 is William (#5 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.8495%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.4975%, ▼41.4%), with the form Wilmer becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Wilmer and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Wilmer▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aillmer, Ailmer, Allmer, Aylmer, Ellmer, Elmer▼, Eylmer and Ulmer. Other suggested similar baby names are Filmer, Gilmer, Wilber▼ and Wilder. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilmer.