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What does Wilmer mean?

Wilmer /wil-mer/ 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.

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

(female) Wilmerne, Wilter, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Wilmer for boys. Wilmer reached its highest rank of #285 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1577 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other prominent variation form of Wilmer (#1577 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 is William (#5 last year). Adoption of these relations of Wilmer reached its apex 134 years ago (usage of 7.76%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.88%, 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.