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Homer

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Homer

"Homer" is a name 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
Wiktionary

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.

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  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 Named Homer

    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 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 was born on December 3rd, 1905 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He passed away on August 23rd, 1934.

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    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 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 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.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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. 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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    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 was born on April 1st, 1990 in Salisbury.

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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 1,558 11 1,547
    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 1,561 16 1,545
    1926 1,513 10 1,503
    1927 1,387 18 1,369
    1928 1,338 18 1,320
    1929 1,220 13 1,207
    1930 1,181 11 1,170
    1931 1,113 9 1,104
    1932 1,067 11 1,056
    1933 966 0 966
    1934 943 6 937
    1935 829 9 820
    1936 838 7 831
    1937 889 0 889
    1938 854 0 854
    1939 790 6 784
    1940 780 6 774
    1941 776 0 776
    1942 781 0 781
    1943 814 11 803
    1944 747 7 740
    1945 646 5 641
    1946 598 5 593
    1947 640 0 640
    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 255 0 255
    1964 264 0 264
    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 55 0 55
    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
    2016 24 0 24

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    Popularity of Homer as a first 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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    Fun Facts about the name Homer

    • How Popular is the name Homer? Homer is the 874th most popular name of all time. As a last name Homer was the 5,610th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Homer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,007 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 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Homer ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 37 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1933.
    • 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 Ehrmo. 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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    • 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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