Emmer

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Emmer

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  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Emmer is of Dutch origin and means "Bucket or pail".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun emmer
a hard red wheat (Triticum dicoccum) grown especially in Russia and Germany; also grown in the U. S. as stock feed.
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  1. Hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
Wiktionary

First used in 1908; borrowing from German Emmer, from Middle High German emeri, from Old High German amari, derivative of amar(o), which in turn gave rise to the obsolescent German synonym Amelkorn (“amelcorn”). Further etymology unknown.

  1. A species of wheat, Triticum dicoccum.

emmer was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Middle Dutch

Notable Persons Named Emmer

Emmer was born on October 10th, 1830 in New York. Emmer is also known as Union ArmyMedal of Honorrecipient. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 1912.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Emmer

Tom Emmer is a lawyer and former radio talk show host. Tom was born on March 3rd, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana.

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Stephen Emmer is a new wave music and soundtrack musician and composer. He plays Keyboard instrument. His career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Stephen was born on January 28th, 1958 in Amsterdam.

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Jack was born in Mineola, New York.

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His career lasted from 1941 to 1941. Luciano was born on January 19th, 1918 in Milan. He breathed his last breath on September 16th, 2009.

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Frank Emmer was a baseball player. Frank was born on February 17th, 1896 in Crestline, Ohio. He died on October 18th, 1963.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 9 9 0
1884 15 15 0
1885 23 23 0
1886 17 17 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 15 15 0
1890 16 16 0
1891 20 20 0
1892 23 23 0
1893 19 19 0
1894 15 15 0
1895 14 14 0
1896 22 22 0
1897 13 13 0
1898 18 18 0
1899 18 18 0
1900 25 25 0
1901 15 15 0
1902 21 21 0
1903 18 18 0
1904 23 23 0
1905 32 32 0
1906 21 21 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 20 20 0
1909 35 35 0
1910 34 34 0
1911 29 29 0
1912 28 28 0
1913 36 36 0
1914 37 37 0
1915 41 41 0
1916 41 41 0
1917 50 50 0
1918 43 43 0
1919 68 68 0
1920 52 52 0
1921 54 54 0
1922 43 43 0
1923 47 47 0
1924 65 65 0
1925 56 56 0
1926 74 69 5
1927 62 62 0
1928 57 57 0
1929 48 42 6
1930 23 23 0
1931 35 35 0
1932 54 54 0
1933 37 37 0
1934 32 32 0
1935 31 31 0
1936 22 22 0
1937 33 33 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 25 25 0
1940 30 30 0
1941 27 27 0
1942 32 32 0
1943 25 25 0
1944 17 17 0
1945 25 25 0
1946 24 24 0
1947 18 18 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 18 18 0
1950 13 13 0
1951 21 21 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 6 6 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 5 5 0

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Popularity of Emmer as a first name

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Popularity of Emmer as a last name

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Common last names for Emmer

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Common first names for Emmer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Emmer U.S.
  White 93.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Emmer

People with the last name Emmer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Emmer

  • How Popular is the name Emmer? Emmer is the 6,446th most popular name of all time. As a last name Emmer was the 20,172nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Emmer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,166 babies born with the first name Emmer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emmer to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emmer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Emmer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emmer is Monday, August 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Emmer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emmer was in 1926 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Emmer Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Emmer is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Emmer: Your name in reverse order is Remme. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emmer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Emmer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,322 people with the last name Emmer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Emmer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Emmer as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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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