Meyer

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From German Meyer, as a Jewish surname from Hebrew מֵאִיר (me'ír, “illuminating”), otherwise from Meier.

  1. A surname​.

Meyer was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Meyer

Meyer was given the name Meier Suchowlański on July 4th, 1902 in Grodno. He breathed his last breath on January 15th, 1983.

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Mickey Cohen was a mobster. He holds the title King of Los Angeles". Mickey was given the name Meyer Harris Cohen on September 4th, 1913 in Brooklyn. He passed away on July 29th, 1976.

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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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Meyer was born on February 1st, 1828 in Lengnau, Aargau. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 1905.

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Carl Ballantine was an actor, magician, comedian, and magic (illusion). He was most active from 1949 to 2009. Carl was given the name Meyer Kessler on September 27th, 1917 in Chicago. He passed away on November 3rd, 2009.

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M. H. Abrams was a literary critic and literary criticism. M. was given the name Meyer Howard Abrams on July 23rd, 1912 in Long Branch, New Jersey, US. M. is also known as Mike Abrams. He died on April 21st, 2015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Meyer

Urban Meyer is a college coach. Urban was born on July 10th, 1964 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Stephenie Meyer is a vampire romance, young-adult fiction, science fiction, and vampire literature writer. Stephenie was given the name Stephenie Morgan on December 24th, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut, US.

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His military service ended in 2010.

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Dina Meyer is an actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Dina was born on December 22nd, 1968 in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Joyce Meyer is a writer. Joyce was given the name Pauline Joyce Hutchison on June 4th, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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David Janssen was an actor. His career lasted from 1945 to 1980. David was given the name David Harold Meyer on March 27th, 1931 in Naponee, Nebraska, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 1980.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 10 0 10
1882 5 0 5
1883 6 0 6
1885 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1891 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 10 0 10
1894 6 0 6
1895 12 0 12
1896 14 0 14
1897 12 0 12
1898 11 0 11
1899 6 0 6
1900 19 0 19
1901 15 0 15
1902 22 0 22
1903 20 0 20
1904 27 0 27
1905 22 0 22
1906 16 0 16
1907 31 0 31
1908 45 0 45
1909 35 0 35
1910 52 0 52
1911 63 0 63
1912 143 0 143
1913 167 0 167
1914 186 0 186
1915 203 0 203
1916 210 0 210
1917 214 0 214
1918 183 0 183
1919 172 0 172
1920 132 0 132
1921 150 0 150
1922 140 0 140
1923 128 0 128
1924 106 0 106
1925 87 0 87
1926 85 0 85
1927 75 0 75
1928 73 0 73
1929 57 0 57
1930 35 0 35
1931 33 0 33
1932 17 0 17
1933 24 0 24
1934 20 0 20
1935 16 0 16
1936 16 0 16
1937 20 0 20
1938 10 0 10
1939 6 0 6
1940 12 0 12
1941 20 0 20
1942 6 0 6
1943 9 0 9
1944 16 0 16
1945 17 0 17
1946 13 0 13
1947 19 0 19
1948 14 0 14
1949 12 0 12
1950 14 0 14
1951 16 0 16
1952 17 0 17
1953 11 0 11
1954 6 0 6
1955 16 0 16
1956 17 0 17
1957 14 0 14
1958 19 0 19
1959 20 0 20
1960 10 0 10
1961 11 0 11
1962 12 0 12
1963 12 0 12
1964 7 0 7
1965 6 0 6
1966 9 0 9
1967 10 0 10
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 8 0 8
1971 8 0 8
1972 11 0 11
1973 22 0 22
1974 11 0 11
1975 16 0 16
1976 17 0 17
1977 10 0 10
1978 13 0 13
1979 11 0 11
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1983 10 0 10
1984 11 0 11
1985 12 0 12
1986 13 0 13
1987 13 0 13
1988 13 0 13
1989 14 0 14
1990 21 0 21
1991 8 0 8
1992 13 0 13
1993 22 0 22
1994 12 0 12
1995 20 0 20
1996 15 0 15
1997 8 0 8
1998 23 0 23
1999 22 0 22
2000 26 0 26
2001 19 0 19
2002 13 0 13
2003 22 0 22
2004 17 0 17
2005 33 0 33
2006 23 0 23
2007 39 0 39
2008 36 0 36
2009 46 0 46
2010 36 0 36
2011 33 0 33
2012 62 6 56
2013 81 19 62
2014 84 20 64
2015 87 14 73
2016 98 21 77
2017 84 19 65

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Popularity of Meyer as a first name

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Popularity of Meyer as a last name

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Common last names for Meyer

  • Cohen
  • Levine
  • Kaplan
  • Goldstein
  • Miller
  • Schwartz
  • Goldberg
  • Rosenberg
  • Siegel
  • Goldman
  • Rosen
  • Levin
  • Feldman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Meyer U.S.
  White 94.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Meyer

People with the last name Meyer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Meyer

  • How Popular is the name Meyer? Meyer is the 3,885th most popular name of all time. As a last name Meyer was the 183rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Meyer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,817 babies born with the first name Meyer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meyer to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meyer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Meyer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meyer is Saturday, March 21st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Meyer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meyer was in 1917 with a total of 214 babies.
  • Random Meyer Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meyer ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 8 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Meyer: Your name in reverse order is Reyem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ymree. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Meyer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 150,895 people with the last name Meyer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Meyer? Meyer was ranked as the 183rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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