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Boy Name: Mayer

Name: Mayer
Pronunciation: \ma-yer\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: farmer; bright, shining; larger
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Mayor, Mayeer
Variant forms: Maier, Meir, Meyer, Myer
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 893


Mayer \ma-yer\ as a boy's name is pronounced MYE-er. It is of German, Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mayer is "farmer; bright, shining; larger". Latin version of Major. Banker Mayer Rothschild.

Mayer has 4 variant forms: Maier, Meir, Meyer and Myer.

Baby names that sound like Mayer are Mayor and Mayeer.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Mayer.


Mayer is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#893 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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