Aylmer - Meaning of Aylmer
What does Aylmer mean?
[ 2 syll. ay-(l)mer, ayl-m-er ] The baby boy name Aylmer is pronounced EY-LMehR †. Aylmer is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in the English language. The name is of the meaning 'nobly famous'. It is a two-element name derived from adal meaning 'noble, honorable' ; meri 'great, famous'. Aethelmaer (Old English) is an old form of Aylmer. Aethelmaer was a popular name prior to the Norman Conquest, but it gave way to other forms thereafter, of which the most modern is Aylmer. Aylmer saw a decline after the Middle Ages before enjoying a revival in the 19th century during the vogue for medieval names.
In addition, Aylmer is an English variant transcription of Elmer (English and Scandinavian).
Variation transcriptions of Aylmer include Ailemar (English), Aillmer, Ailmer, Allmer, Ayllmer, and Eilemar (English).
See also the related categories, medieval, english, norman, noble (honorable), revival, modern, and decline.
Aylmer is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Aylmer include Ailemar, Aillmer, Ailmer, Alemar, Alemarr, Ayllmer, Aylmar, Ellmar, Ellmoor, Ellmor, Ellmore, Ellmyr, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Elmoor, Elmoore, Elmor, Elmore, and Elmur.
† Pronunciation for Aylmer: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"
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