Myer

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902
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 Myer

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Myer is of Hebrew origin and means "One who shines".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Myer

Jeff Alexander was a conducting, arrangement, and composer. He plays Piano. Jeff was given the name Myer Goodhue Alexander on July 2nd, 1910 in Seattle. Jeff is also known as Alexander and Myer Goodhue. He left this life on December 23rd, 1989.

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Mike Feldman was a 9th White House Counsel. His military service ended in 1945. Mike was given the name Myer Feldman on June 22nd, 1914 in Philadelphia. He died on March 1st, 2007.

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Myer was born on January 21st, 1914. Myer is also known as Rabbi Kripke. He died on April 11th, 2014.

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Myer Skoog is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. His career lasted from 1951 to 1957. Myer was born on November 2nd, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota.

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He died in 1797.

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Myer was born on January 10th, 1907 in Pretoria. Myer is also known as Rosenblum and Myer E.. He left this life on April 18th, 2002.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Myer

Roc Marciano is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has been prominent since 1999. Roc was given the name Rakeem Calief Myer in New York.

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Sidney Myer was a businessman. Sidney was given the name Simcha Myer Baevski on February 8th, 1878 in Krychaw, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire. He passed away on September 5th, 1934.

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Albert James Myer is a military person. His military service ended in 1880.

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Ken was born in 1921. He left this life in 1992.

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Jarrett was born on February 6th, 1973 in New York (magazine).

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Dillon S. Myer was a Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, President of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Director of the Federal Public Housing Authority, Director of the War Relocation Authority, Commissioner of theBureau of Indian Affairs, President of theIn. Dillon was born on September 4th, 1891. He died on October 21st, 1982.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 9 0 9
1908 6 0 6
1909 10 0 10
1910 8 0 8
1911 17 0 17
1912 32 0 32
1913 34 0 34
1914 39 0 39
1915 46 0 46
1916 33 0 33
1917 45 0 45
1918 48 0 48
1919 29 0 29
1920 23 0 23
1921 20 0 20
1922 15 0 15
1923 21 0 21
1924 18 0 18
1925 15 0 15
1926 13 0 13
1927 16 0 16
1928 16 0 16
1929 9 0 9
1930 10 0 10
1931 6 0 6
1933 5 0 5
1935 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1939 5 0 5
1940 6 0 6
1941 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1949 7 0 7
1950 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1954 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
1993 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
2002 6 0 6
2004 5 0 5
2005 11 0 11
2006 13 0 13
2007 10 0 10
2008 11 0 11
2009 17 0 17
2010 16 0 16
2011 19 0 19
2012 18 0 18
2013 28 5 23
2014 19 0 19
2015 28 0 28
2016 27 6 21
2017 25 0 25
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Myer

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Popularity of Myer as a last name

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Common last names for Myer

  • Cohen
  • Shapiro
  • Goldstein
  • Miller
  • Kaplan
  • Goldberg
  • Goldman
  • Levin
  • Rosenberg

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Myer U.S.
  White 90.95% 64.26%
  African American 3.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Myer

People with the last name Myer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Myer

  • How Popular is the name Myer? Myer is the 11,264th most popular name of all time. As a last name Myer was the 5,507th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Myer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 902 babies born with the first name Myer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Myer to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Myer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Myer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Myer is Friday, January 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Myer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Myer was in 1918 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Myer Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Myer is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Myer: Your name in reverse order is Reym. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ermy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Myer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,317 people with the last name Myer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Myer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Myer 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).
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