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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Boomer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Boom"er
  1. One who, or that which, booms.
  2. [Zoöl] A North American rodent, so named because it is said to make a booming noise. See Sewellel.
  3. [Zoöl] A large male kangaroo.
  4. One who works up a “boom”.(Slang, U. S)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s ("they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers")
  1. An adult male kangaroo.
  2. A baby boomer.
  3. (US, mainly 1920-1930) A transient worker who would move from boom town to boom town in search of temporary work.
  4. (US, nautical, military, slang) A nuclear ballistic missile submarine, SSBN.
  5. (Britain) The bittern.
  6. (Appalachia) A red squirrel.

Notable Persons Named Boomer

Boomer Esiason is an american football player. He was most prominent from 1984 to 1997. Boomer was born on April 17th, 1961 in West Islip, New York.


Boomer is a fictional character.


Boomer Grigsby is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2008. Boomer was born on November 15th, 1981.


Boomer Phillips is an actor, comedian, firefighter, celebrity, radio personality, motivational speaker, and tv personality. Boomer was given the name Jeffrey John Phillips in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Boomer

He was most prominent from 1978 to 1978. Linwood was born on October 9th, 1955 in Vancouver.


Walter E. Boomer is a military person. His military service ended in 1994.


Boomer is a fictional character.


Aubrey was born on November 1st, 1897 in Grouville. He died on October 2nd, 1989.



Jørgine Boomer was a hotel manager. Her career lasted from 1915 to 1971. Jørgine was given the name Jørgine Rolfsdatter Slettede on August 18th, 1887 in Lom, Norway. Jørgine is also known as Georgia S. Sloane and Georgia Boomer. She passed away on May 7th, 1971.


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Popularity of Boomer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boomer U.S.
  White 70.65% 64.26%
  African American 22.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.97% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boomer

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

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Fun Facts about the name Boomer

  • How Popular is the name Boomer? Boomer is the 43,193rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Boomer was the 12,968th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Boomer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 65 babies born with the first name Boomer in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Boomer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Boomer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Boomer is Tuesday, January 22nd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Boomer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Boomer was in 2017 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Boomer Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Boomer is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Boomer: Your name in reverse order is Remoob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oobemr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boomer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,368 people with the last name Boomer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boomer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boomer as their last name since less than 1 person in 125k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.