Name: Homer

Origin and Meaning of the Name Homer

  • Meaning:
    Pledge or hostage
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (HO mer)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Homer)
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Miscellaneous Info for Homer

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The most famous bearer of this name in history is undoubtedly the ancient Greek epic poet. This association has been unfortunately overshadowed in recent years by the cartoon buffoon, Homer Simpson. There are many towns in the U.S. that bear the name Homer. "Homer" is also slang for a home run in baseball.

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Popularity Rank of Homer (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Homer - Rankings by Year

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