Archer

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
35k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Archer

"Archer" is a name of English origin, and it means "Bowman". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Arch"er
A bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow.

Etymology: archier, F. archer, LL. arcarius, fr. L. arcus bow. See Arc Arch (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21
  2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
  3. A person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
Wiktionary
  1. (astrology) Sagittarius.
  2. An occupational surname​ for a bowman.

Notable Persons Named Archer

Archer & Armstrong is a comics character.

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Archer Martin was a scientist. Archer was given the name Archer John Porter Martin on March 1st, 1910 in London, England. He left this life on July 28th, 2002.

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Archer is a comics character.

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Archer Prewitt is an indie rock and post-rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Archer was born in 1963.

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Archer was born on August 1st, 1890. He breathed his last breath on September 30th, 1973.

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He holds the title Texas State Senator and Texas Senate. Archie was given the name Archer Parr on December 25th, 1860 in Matagorda Island in Calhoun County, Texas. Archie is also known as Duke of Duval County, El Patrón, Parr, and Archer. He died on October 18th, 1942.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Archer

The Lord Archer is a thriller and drama office holder. The was born on April 15th, 1940.

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Anne Archer is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1970 to present. Anne was born as the child of John Archer (actor) and Marjorie Lord on August 24th, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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D'Angelo is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and producer. He was most active from 1991 to present. D'Angelo was given the name Michael Eugene Archer on February 11th, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Gem Archer is a britpop, glam rock, alternative rock, indie rock, and funk rock musician. He plays Gibson Firebird, Epiphone Sheraton, Epiphone Casino, and Rickenbacker 330. His ongoing career started in 1987. Gem was given the name Colin Murray Archer on December 7th, 1966 in Durham, England.

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Beverly Archer is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1976 to 1976. Beverly was born on July 19th, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois.

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How popular is the baby name Archer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1887 9 0 9
1888 10 0 10
1889 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1909 7 0 7
1910 6 0 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 13 0 13
1913 9 0 9
1914 13 0 13
1915 25 0 25
1916 24 0 24
1917 24 0 24
1918 35 0 35
1919 38 0 38
1920 26 0 26
1921 38 0 38
1922 18 0 18
1923 25 0 25
1924 25 0 25
1925 18 0 18
1926 25 0 25
1927 16 0 16
1928 16 0 16
1929 14 0 14
1930 14 0 14
1931 8 0 8
1932 14 0 14
1933 9 0 9
1934 15 0 15
1935 12 0 12
1936 13 0 13
1937 18 0 18
1938 8 0 8
1939 10 0 10
1940 10 0 10
1941 15 0 15
1942 13 0 13
1943 15 0 15
1944 13 0 13
1945 18 0 18
1946 12 0 12
1947 18 0 18
1948 10 0 10
1949 10 0 10
1950 15 0 15
1951 16 0 16
1952 11 0 11
1953 11 0 11
1954 13 0 13
1955 14 0 14
1956 10 0 10
1957 10 0 10
1958 9 0 9
1959 11 0 11
1960 7 0 7
1961 10 0 10
1962 12 0 12
1963 11 0 11
1964 11 0 11
1965 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 11 0 11
1969 8 0 8
1970 11 0 11
1971 10 0 10
1972 8 0 8
1973 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1988 6 0 6
1989 6 0 6
1990 6 0 6
1991 7 0 7
1992 6 0 6
1993 8 0 8
1994 8 0 8
1995 11 0 11
1996 14 0 14
1997 13 0 13
1998 16 0 16
1999 38 0 38
2000 29 0 29
2001 41 0 41
2002 62 0 62
2003 62 0 62
2004 96 0 96
2005 104 0 104
2006 104 0 104
2007 159 0 159
2008 189 6 183
2009 367 12 355
2010 464 6 458
2011 618 14 604
2012 732 12 720
2013 921 22 899
2014 1,199 18 1,181
2015 1,295 21 1,274
2016 1,413 33 1,380
2017 1,481 31 1,450

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Popularity of Archer as a first name

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Popularity of Archer as a last name

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Common last names for Archer

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  • Jones
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Archer U.S.
  White 79.50% 64.26%
  African American 13.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Archer

People with the last name Archer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Archer

  • What name lists does Archer rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Archer? Archer is the 2,414th most popular name of all time. As a last name Archer was the 1,000th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Archer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,492 babies born with the first name Archer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Archer to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Archer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Archer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Archer is Wednesday, July 3rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Archer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Archer was in 2017 with a total of 1,450 babies. That's a lot of babies named Archer!
  • Random Archer Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Archer ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 16 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Archer: Your name in reverse order is Rehcra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rercha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Archer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,949 people with the last name Archer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Archer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Archer as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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