Werner - Meaning of Werner

What does Werner mean?

[ 2 syll. wer-ner, we-rn-er ] The baby boy name Werner is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced in Dutch as VEHR-NahR or WEHR-NahR or in German as VEHR-NehR †. Werner is used chiefly in the Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from Germanic origins. A two-element name, it is from the elements 'warin' meaning Warni, Warini, to protect ; 'heri' army, warrior. Guarin (Germanic), Warin (Germanic), Warinheri (Germanic), and Werinher (Germanic) are original forms of Werner. The first element of the given name is derived from a little known Germanic tribal name known as the Warni or Warini; the tribe existed before the 6th century. The tribal name originally meant 'to protect'.

Garnier (French), Guarino (Italian), Guerino (Italian), Guerrino (Italian), Vern (Hungarian and Scandinavian), Verner (English, Hungarian, and Scandinavian), Warner (English), Werhner (German), Wern, and Wernhar (German) are variants of Werner.

Other forms of Werner include the diminutive forms Werni (German), Wessel (Dutch, Frisian, and German), and Wetzel (German), and the variant spelling Wernher (German).

See also the related forms, Hanswerner (German) and Warren (English).

See also the related categories, army (warrior), english, element, tribal (folk), dutch, german, and scandinavian.

Werner is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1916 with 0.009% of baby boys being given the name Werner. It ranked at #671 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is today of very light use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Werner, Warren was the most frequently used in 2018. Werner has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.

Baby names that sound like Werner include Wernhar (German), Wernher (German), and Verner (English, Hungarian, and Scandinavian).

† Pronunciation for Werner: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

A famous person named Werner is Filmmaker Werner Herzog, born Werner Stipetic, 5 September 1942, Sachrang, Germany.

Meaning of Werner Meaning of Wessel Meaning of Wetzel Meaning of Werni Meaning of Wernher Meaning of Werhner Meaning of Wern Meaning of Wernhar Meaning of Warner Meaning of Verner Meaning of Vern Meaning of Guerrino Meaning of Guerino Meaning of Guarino Meaning of Garnier Meaning of Werner Meaning of Wesley Meaning of Wernher Meaning of Warner Meaning of Vern Meaning of Verne Meaning of Vernon Meaning of Garner Meaning of Hanswerner Meaning of Warren
Baby Name Explorer for Werner

Werner Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name