Name: Elmer

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elmer

  • Meaning:
    Noble and famous
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Noble and famous
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (EL mer)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Elmer)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elmer

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the surname originating from the Old English elements for "noble" and "famous".

    It may also be from the Medieval French name Aylmer, or a modification of Elmo, popularized in the 19th century by Augusta Jane Evans' novel "St. Elmo".

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