Homer - Meaning of Homer

What does Homer mean?

[ 2 syll. ho-mer, hom-er ] The baby boy name Homer is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced in English as HHOW-MahR †. Homer is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. The name could be from the Greek 'homeros' or else from an Old English family name of the meaning 'helmet maker'. The name is famous from the 8th century Greek epic poet Homeros, who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey. The first name was adopted by English speakers by the 19th century. It is mainly used in the USA, where it is also famous from the character Homer Simpson in the 1990s television cartoon series The Simpsons.

Homer has 11 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Hohmar, Hohmer, Homar, Homere, Homerico, Homerus, Homère, Homie, and Omero. Homero (Spanish) and Homeros (Greek) are foreign variants of Homer.

See also the related categories, english, iliad (trojan), epic (honorable), greek, cartoon, and helmet.

Homer is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.222% of baby boys being given the name Homer. Its ranking then was #74. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. Among all boy names in its group, Homer was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Homer has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.

† Pronunciation for Homer: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"

Details of famous persons named Homer:
Activist Homer Plessy, born 17 March 1863 - 1 March 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Poet Homer.

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