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What does Werner mean?

Werner Pronunciation of Werner as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Werner is "army defender". From "ware heri". Closely related to Warner. Mostly American used.


ASSOCIATED WITH army (warrior), defender


VARIANTS Verner, Warner, Wernhar, Wernher



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How popular is Werner?

Werner is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1022 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#931 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Werner reached its peak rank of #758 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Werner listed in the Top 2000 are Warner (#1342 IN 2018) and Verner. These relations of Werner were favored as birth names 118 years ago (MEDIAN #776) and are now significantly less popular (#1780, 72.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Werner, Verner, Warner in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Werner and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Avner, Becher, Becker, Beiler, Berger, Berne, Bernet, Bonner, Dayner, Decker, Deker, Dexter, Farrer, Ferrer, Ferrier, Gardner, Garner, Garnier, Greer, Gunner, Harper, Heiner, Heller, Herne, Jerker (see Eric), Joyner, Keder, Keller, Kenner, Kester, Kiefner, Kleiner, Leander, Mariner, Mercer, Meyer, Miner, Neper, Nester, Peder, Pepper, Porter, Rainer, Rayner, Regner, Reiner, Seger, Stoner, Teger, Turner, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney, Verrier, Wagner, Wagoner, Walder, Walker, Walter, Warley, Warren, Warriner, Wayne, Weaver, Weber, Webley, Webster, Weeb, Welbey (see Welby), Welden, Wenzel, Wesley, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be less commonly used than Werner.

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