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6k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Homer

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 205 0 205 #76 boy name
1881 181 0 181 #77 boy name
1882 190 0 190 #85 boy name
1883 210 0 210 #76 boy name
1884 216 0 216 #79 boy name
1885 228 0 228 #76 boy name
1886 224 0 224 #79 boy name
1887 248 0 248 #70 boy name
1888 256 0 256 #76 boy name
1889 255 0 255 #73 boy name
1890 223 0 223 #78 boy name
1891 230 0 230 #74 boy name
1892 301 0 301 #68 boy name
1893 293 0 293 #64 boy name
1894 278 5 273 #73 boy name
1895 296 0 296 #67 boy name
1896 263 5 258 #79 boy name
1897 278 0 278 #69 boy name
1898 246 0 246 #85 boy name
1899 239 0 239 #82 boy name
1900 326 0 326 #80 boy name
1901 257 0 257 #74 boy name
1902 269 0 269 #80 boy name
1903 257 0 257 #84 boy name
1904 256 0 256 #87 boy name
1905 318 0 318 #76 boy name
1906 267 0 267 #86 boy name
1907 312 0 312 #84 boy name
1908 340 0 340 #81 boy name
1909 319 6 313 #92 boy name
1910 352 5 347 #98 boy name
1911 419 0 419 #95 boy name
1912 794 0 794 #98 boy name
1913 994 7 987 #96 boy name
1914 1,161 9 1,152
1915 1,499 12 1,487 #98 boy name
1916 1,517 11 1,506
1917 1,561 9 1,552
1918 1,695 16 1,679 #101 boy name
1919 1,559 11 1,548
1920 1,734 12 1,722 #100 boy name
1921 1,674 17 1,657
1922 1,646 16 1,630
1923 1,556 11 1,545
1924 1,669 21 1,648
1925 1,562 16 1,546
1926 1,511 10 1,501
1927 1,388 18 1,370
1928 1,337 18 1,319
1929 1,220 13 1,207
1930 1,181 11 1,170
1931 1,113 9 1,104
1932 1,068 11 1,057
1933 965 0 965
1934 943 6 937
1935 829 9 820
1936 837 7 830
1937 889 0 889
1938 855 0 855
1939 789 6 783
1940 780 6 774
1941 776 0 776
1942 780 0 780
1943 814 11 803
1944 747 7 740
1945 646 5 641
1946 598 5 593
1947 639 0 639
1948 623 5 618
1949 590 0 590
1950 558 6 552
1951 537 0 537
1952 542 0 542
1953 480 0 480
1954 457 0 457
1955 414 0 414
1956 466 0 466
1957 411 0 411
1958 378 5 373
1959 372 0 372
1960 323 0 323
1961 332 5 327
1962 309 0 309
1963 256 0 256
1964 263 0 263
1965 236 5 231
1966 224 0 224
1967 173 0 173
1968 193 0 193
1969 193 0 193
1970 181 0 181
1971 190 0 190
1972 143 0 143
1973 119 0 119
1974 143 0 143
1975 112 0 112
1976 109 0 109
1977 111 0 111
1978 101 0 101
1979 99 0 99
1980 106 0 106
1981 98 0 98
1982 78 0 78
1983 86 0 86
1984 72 0 72
1985 79 0 79
1986 70 0 70
1987 54 0 54
1988 53 0 53
1989 50 0 50
1990 58 0 58
1991 39 0 39
1992 49 0 49
1993 29 0 29
1994 31 0 31
1995 32 0 32
1996 36 0 36
1997 29 0 29
1998 33 0 33
1999 27 0 27
2000 22 0 22
2001 18 0 18
2002 31 0 31
2003 9 0 9
2004 24 0 24
2005 19 0 19
2006 21 0 21
2007 22 0 22
2008 27 0 27
2009 13 0 13
2010 25 0 25
2011 21 0 21
2012 25 0 25
2013 19 0 19
2014 29 0 29
2015 29 0 29

Fun Facts about the name Homer

  • How many people with the first name Homer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60,979 babies born with the first name Homer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Homer to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Homer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 205 new born babies.
  • When was Homer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Homer is Tuesday, July 19th, 1814.
  • What year had the most people named Homer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Homer was in 1920 with a total of 1,722 babies. That's a lot of babies named Homer!
  • Random Homer Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Homer ranks 76th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 81 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Homer: Your name in reverse order is Remoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mhore. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Homer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,198 people with the last name Homer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Homer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Homer as their last name.
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Popularity of Homer as a last name

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Common last names for Homer

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Homer U.S.
  White 80.75% 64.26%
  African American 9.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Homer

People with the last name Homer are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Homer" mean? The list below shows the origins of Homer as well as things modernly associated with the name Homer such as celebrities named Homer.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Homer

The name "Homer" is of Greek origin, and it means "Hostage". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hom"er
A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
noun Ho"mer
See Hoemother.
noun Ho"mer
A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.

Etymology: Heb. khōmer

noun Ho"mer
Same as Home run.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A base hit on which the batter scores a run
  2. Pigeon trained to return home
  3. Ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
  4. United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
  5. An ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs
  6. Hit a home run

From Hebrew חומר \ חֹמֶר (khómer, “clay, heap, large unit of volume”).

  1. (historical units of measure) A former Hebrew unit of dry volume, about equal to 230 L or 6½ bushels.
  2. (historical units of measure) Synonym of cor: approximately the same volume as a liquid measure.

From home.

  1. (baseball) A four-base hit; a home run
    The first baseman hit a to lead off the ninth.
  2. A homing pigeon
    Each of the pigeon fanciers released a at the same time.
  3. (sports) A person who is extremely devoted to his favorite team.
    Joe is such a that he would never boo the Hometown Hobos, even if they are in last place in the league.

    Notable Persons With the Name Homer

    Homer Collyer

    Homer Collyer was a lawyer. Homer was given the name Homer Lusk Collyer on November 6th, 1881 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. They passed away on March 21st, 1947.

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    Homer Adolph Plessy

    Homer Adolph Plessy was an insurance collector, civil rights activist, shoemaking, insurance, civil, political rights, shoemaker, insurancecollector, and civil rightsactivist. Homer was born on March 17th, 1862 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, U.S. He passed away on March 1st, 1925.

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    Homer Van Meter

    Homer Van Meter was an important somebody. Homer was born on December 3rd, 1905 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He passed away on August 23rd, 1934.

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    Boots Randolph

    Boots Randolph was a saxophone. He plays Saxophone, Trombone, and Vibraphone. Boots was given the name Homer Louis Randolph III on June 3rd, 1927 in Paducah, Kentucky. Boots is also known as Boots". He died on July 3rd, 2007.

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    Homer Bailey

    Homer Bailey is a baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. Homer was born on May 3rd, 1986 in La Grange, Texas.

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    Homer Thornberry

    Homer Thornberry was a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and Judge on theUnited States District Court for the Western District of Texas. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 1978. Homer was born on January 9th, 1909 in Austin, Texas. He passed away on December 12th, 1995.

    Popularity:
    • Durward Kirby
      (television host/announcer)
    • Homer Stille Cummings
      (United States Attorney General)
    • Homer Davenport
      (editorial cartoonist)
    • Homer E. Capehart
      (senator)
    • Homer S. Ferguson
      (Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman)
    • Homer Bush
      (baseball player)
    • Homer Watson
      (artist)
    • Homer Laurence Litzenberg Jr.
      (military person)
    • Homer Rodeheaver
      (famed human)
    • Homer B. Hulbert
      (influential somebody)
    • Homer Norman Wallin
      (military person)
    • Homer Roberts
      (retail auto salesman)
    • Homer Burton Adkins
      (leading individual)
    • Homer Truett Bone
      (Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Homer

    Winslow Homer

    Winslow Homer was an artist in the fields of drawing, wood engraving, oil painting, and watercolor painting. Winslow was born Winslow Homer on February 24th, 1836 in Boston. He left this life on September 29th, 1910.

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    Lin Homer

    Lin Homer is a civil servant and her majesty's civil service. Lin was given the name Linda Margaret Homer on March 4th, 1957 in Norfolk.

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    Jr. LeRoy Homer

    Jr. LeRoy Homer was a leading individual. Jr. was given the name LeRoy Wilton Homer, Jr. on August 27th, 1965 in Plainview, New York, U.S. They left this life on September 11th, 2001.

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    Louise Homer

    Louise Homer was a leading individual. She holds the title Bella figlia dell'amore". Louise was given the name Louise Dilworth Beatty on April 30th, 1871 in Pittsburgh. She breathed her last breath on May 6th, 1947.

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    Tom Homer

    Tom Homer is a leading somebody. Tom was born on April 1st, 1990 in Salisbury.

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    Mark Homer

    Mark Homer is an influential individual.

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    What does the name Homer mean?

    His for hero, as you appear to many.

    Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

    Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

    Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

    Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

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