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Boy Name: Springer

Name: Springer
Pronunciation: \s-prin-ger, sp-ri-nger\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: to jump or leap; one who lives near a spring or fountain; running, leaping
Origin: Yiddish
Sounds Like: Siprien, Siprian, Cyprien, Ciprien
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1070


Springer \s-prin-ger, sp-ri-nger\ as a boy's name is of Middle English and Swedish origin, and the meaning of Springer is "to jump or leap; one who lives near a spring or fountain; running, leaping". Nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, derived from English, German "springen", Dutch "springhen", and Yiddish "shpringen" meaning "to jump or leap". In Middle English, when it refers to a place, the same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

Baby names that sound like Springer are Siprien, Siprian, Cyprien and Ciprien.


Springer is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1070 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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