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Meaning and Name Origin

Wilmer \wi(l)-mer\ as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-mer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilmer is "strong desire".


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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name William.


Wilmer is a somewhat popular first name for males (#758 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#14146 out of 88799, Top 16%). (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. during the years 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilmer name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Wilmer and corresponding names. 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 and is now significantly less, with the form Wilmer becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of William, Wilmer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.