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Boy Name: Archer

Name: Archer
Pronunciation: \a-rcher, ar-cher\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: bowman
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Archibald
Sounds Like: Archerd, Archard
Similar Names: Ancher, Arther
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1019


Archer \a-rcher, ar-cher\ as a boy's name is pronounced AR-cher. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Archer is "bowman". From the word "arcarius". An English surname from medieval times when bows and arrows were essential hunting and fighting equipment. Mildly popular in the 19th century. In Australia, the name may be used as homage to the seven Archer brothers who were well-known pastoralists and explorers in 19th-century Queensland. Philantrophist Archer Huntington.

For more information, see also the related name Archibald.

Baby names that sound like Archer are Archerd and Archard. Other similar baby names are Ancher and Arther.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Archer.


Archer is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1019 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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