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: Wilter, Winmer. [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. during the years 1910-1919, 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%, down 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.