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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sommer

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Sommer is of Unknown origin and means "Happy and sunshine".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Sommer is of German origin and means "Summer".
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Sommer means "Intelligent" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary

From Middle High German sumer, from Old High German sumar, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz. The expected modern form is Summer, as indeed found in most southern dialects. The vocalism -o- is of Central and Low German origin (compare Middle Low German som[m]er). Cognate with Dutch zomer, West Frisian simmer, English summer, Danish sommer.

  1. A surname​ originating as a nickname.
  2. summer

Notable Persons Named Sommer

Sommer West is a hockey player for the Toronto Aeros, Mississauga Chiefs, and Burlington Barracudas in the National Women's Hockey League (1999–2007) and Canadian Women's Hockey League. She was most prominent from 1998 to 2012. Sommer was born on April 24th, 1978 in Houston.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sommer

Elke Sommer is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1959 to present. Elke was given the name Elke von Schletz on November 5th, 1940 in Berlin.

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Rich Sommer is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Rich was given the name Richard Olen Sommer II on February 2nd, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Rich is also known as Richard Olen Sommer II.

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Yann Sommer is a soccer player for the Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Concordia Basel, FC Basel, FC Vaduz, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Switzerland national under-16 football team, Switzerland national under-17 football team, and Switzerland national under-19 football team. Yann was born on December 17th, 1988 in Morges District.

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He has had major accomplishments since 1971. Josef was given the name Maximilian Josef Sommer on June 26th, 1934 in Greifswald.

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His military service ended in 1945. Walter was born on February 8th, 1915 in Schkölen. He breathed his last breath on June 7th, 1988.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 5 5 0
1968 7 7 0
1970 18 18 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 21 21 0
1975 70 70 0
1976 161 161 0
1977 464 464 0
1978 346 346 0
1979 318 318 0
1980 282 282 0
1981 223 223 0
1982 183 183 0
1983 139 139 0
1984 146 146 0
1985 145 145 0
1986 106 106 0
1987 119 119 0
1988 101 101 0
1989 105 105 0
1990 88 88 0
1991 91 91 0
1992 78 78 0
1993 143 143 0
1994 182 182 0
1995 210 210 0
1996 162 162 0
1997 174 174 0
1998 178 178 0
1999 160 160 0
2000 153 153 0
2001 159 159 0
2002 115 115 0
2003 94 94 0
2004 107 107 0
2005 112 112 0
2006 92 92 0
2007 85 85 0
2008 72 72 0
2009 48 48 0
2010 56 56 0
2011 42 42 0
2012 45 45 0
2013 35 35 0
2014 38 38 0
2015 34 34 0
2016 16 16 0
2017 24 24 0

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Popularity of Sommer as a first name

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Popularity of Sommer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sommer U.S.
  White 94.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

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People with the last name Sommer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sommer

  • How Popular is the name Sommer? Sommer is the 3,436th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sommer was the 3,080th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sommer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,806 babies born with the first name Sommer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sommer to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sommer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sommer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sommer is Sunday, November 15th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Sommer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sommer was in 1977 with a total of 464 babies.
  • Random Sommer Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sommer is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Sommer: Your name in reverse order is Remmos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emrsmo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sommer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,662 people with the last name Sommer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sommer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Sommer as their last name.

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