Selmer

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769
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
425
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Selmer mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Selmer

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

L is for luster, your shine.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Notable Persons Named Selmer

Selmer Jackson was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1963. Selmer was born on May 7th, 1888 in Lake Mills, Iowa, U.S. He passed away on March 30th, 1971.

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Selmer was born on May 21st, 1916 in Buhl, Minnesota. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 1996.

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Selmer was born in 1931. He breathed his last breath in 1991.

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Selmer was born on February 25th, 1890. He breathed his last breath in 1972.

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Selmer Berg was a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Selmer was born on August 7th, 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He died on September 17th, 1966.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Selmer

Christian Selmer was a politician. Christian was given the name Christian August Selmer on November 16th, 1816 in Fredrikshald, Østfold, Norway. He left this life on November 1st, 1889.

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Carl was born in 1925.

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Knut was born on November 7th, 1924. He breathed his last breath on March 25th, 2009.

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Ernst was born on February 20th, 1920. He died on November 8th, 2006.

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Ernst was born on April 23rd, 1890. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1971.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 6 0 6
1888 6 0 6
1890 9 0 9
1891 6 0 6
1892 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1897 9 0 9
1899 10 0 10
1900 8 0 8
1901 6 0 6
1902 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1906 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1909 8 0 8
1911 8 0 8
1912 13 0 13
1913 23 0 23
1914 36 0 36
1915 39 0 39
1916 43 0 43
1917 32 5 27
1918 36 0 36
1919 32 0 32
1920 26 0 26
1921 25 0 25
1922 33 0 33
1923 28 0 28
1924 23 0 23
1925 27 5 22
1926 18 0 18
1927 18 0 18
1928 15 0 15
1929 14 0 14
1930 13 0 13
1931 8 0 8
1932 9 0 9
1933 5 0 5
1934 15 0 15
1935 9 0 9
1936 12 0 12
1937 7 0 7
1938 6 0 6
1939 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1942 8 0 8
1943 9 0 9
1944 6 0 6
1945 7 0 7
1947 7 0 7
1948 8 0 8
1949 6 0 6
1950 5 0 5
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Selmer

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Selmer as a first name

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Popularity of Selmer as a last name

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Common last names for Selmer

  • Johnson
  • Olson
  • Anderson
  • Larson
  • Nelson
  • Severson
  • Thompson
  • Peterson
  • Swenson
  • Hanson
  • Sorenson
  • Dahl
  • Paulson

Common first names for Selmer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selmer U.S.
  White 84.47% 64.26%
  African American 12.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selmer

People with the last name Selmer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Selmer

  • How Popular is the name Selmer? Selmer is the 12,466th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selmer was the 49,461st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selmer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 769 babies born with the first name Selmer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selmer to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selmer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Selmer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selmer is Saturday, January 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Selmer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selmer was in 1916 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Selmer Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selmer is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Selmer: Your name in reverse order is Remles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eermls. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selmer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 425 people with the last name Selmer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selmer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selmer as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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