Mayer

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

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Origin and Meaning of Mayer

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  • A submission from Missouri, United States says the name Mayer means "Superior" and is of Latin origin.
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885-1957)
  2. United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for her research on the structure of the atom (1906-1972)
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​. A spelling variant of Meyer.

Notable Persons Named Mayer

Mayer was given the name Meyer Amschel Rothschild by his parent Amschel Moses Rothschild on February 23rd, 1744 in Free City of Frankfurt. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1812.

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Mayer Hawthorne is a soul music and neo soul singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, dj, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arrangement, disc jockey, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Mayer was given the name Andrew Mayer Cohen on February 2nd, 1979 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mayer is also known as Haircut and Andrew Mayer Cohen.

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Mayer Lehman was a merchant. Mayer was born on January 9th, 1830 in Rimpar. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1897.

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Mayer Carl von Rothschild was a banker. Mayer was born on August 5th, 1820. He left this life on October 16th, 1886.

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Mayer was born on October 17th, 1960.

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Mayer Candelo is a soccer player for the Cortuluá, Deportivo Cali, Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, América de Cali, Millonarios F.C., Deportes Tolima, Club Universidad de Chile, Club Universitario de Deportes, Juan Aurich, Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo, and Colombia national football t. Mayer was born on February 20th, 1977 in Cali.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mayer

John Mayer is a singer-songwriter and record producer. John was given the name John Clayton Mayer on October 16th, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

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Marissa Mayer is a president & ceo and yahoo!. Marissa was given the name Marissa Ann Mayer on May 30th, 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Louis B. Mayer was a film producer and studio executive. He was most prominent from 1915 to 1950. Louis was given the name Lazar Meir on July 12th, 1884 in Minsk. He died on October 29th, 1957.

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Maria Goeppert Mayer was a scientist in the field of physics. Maria was given the name Maria Göppert on June 28th, 1906 in Katowice. She left this life on February 20th, 1972.

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Christopher Mayer was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 2000. Christopher was given the name George Charles Mayer III on February 21st, 1954 in New York City, New York, U.S. Christopher is also known as Chris Mayer and Chip Mayer. He passed away on July 23rd, 2011.

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Lise Mayer is a screenwriter. She was most active from 1981 to present. Lise was born Lise Mayer on November 29th, 1959 in United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 11 0 11
1916 7 0 7
1917 9 0 9
1918 7 0 7
1919 9 0 9
1920 7 0 7
1922 7 0 7
1923 5 0 5
1924 7 0 7
1926 13 0 13
1928 10 0 10
1929 8 0 8
1931 10 0 10
1932 5 0 5
1933 11 0 11
1934 5 0 5
1935 11 0 11
1936 8 0 8
1937 10 0 10
1939 5 0 5
1940 8 0 8
1942 7 0 7
1943 8 0 8
1946 8 0 8
1948 6 0 6
1949 7 0 7
1950 6 0 6
1951 18 0 18
1952 7 0 7
1953 11 0 11
1954 8 0 8
1955 7 0 7
1956 10 0 10
1957 15 0 15
1958 20 0 20
1959 18 0 18
1960 21 0 21
1961 17 0 17
1962 11 0 11
1963 10 0 10
1964 10 0 10
1965 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 6 0 6
1968 10 0 10
1969 8 0 8
1970 16 0 16
1971 7 0 7
1972 17 0 17
1973 14 0 14
1974 14 0 14
1975 10 0 10
1976 16 0 16
1977 15 0 15
1978 14 0 14
1979 10 0 10
1980 5 0 5
1981 26 0 26
1982 17 0 17
1983 18 0 18
1984 17 0 17
1985 22 0 22
1986 26 0 26
1987 19 0 19
1988 25 0 25
1989 23 0 23
1990 29 0 29
1991 18 0 18
1992 27 0 27
1993 22 0 22
1994 25 0 25
1995 27 0 27
1996 33 0 33
1997 31 0 31
1998 38 0 38
1999 26 0 26
2000 26 0 26
2001 28 0 28
2002 40 0 40
2003 34 0 34
2004 27 0 27
2005 43 0 43
2006 48 0 48
2007 37 0 37
2008 52 0 52
2009 48 0 48
2010 49 0 49
2011 51 0 51
2012 56 5 51
2013 55 0 55
2014 57 0 57
2015 61 0 61
2016 67 0 67
2017 64 5 59

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Popularity of Mayer as a last name

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Common last names for Mayer

  • Cohen
  • Friedman
  • Levy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mayer U.S.
  White 93.11% 64.26%
  African American 1.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mayer

People with the last name Mayer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mayer

  • How Popular is the name Mayer? Mayer is the 7,009th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mayer was the 880th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mayer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,896 babies born with the first name Mayer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mayer 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 Mayer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mayer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mayer is Thursday, December 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mayer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mayer was in 2016 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Mayer Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mayer is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 32 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Mayer: Your name in reverse order is Reyam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryaem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mayer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,555 people with the last name Mayer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mayer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Mayer as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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