Elmer boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Famous nobleman

First name variations: Elmo, Elman, Elmore, Ellmer

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the Middle English personal name Ailmar, Old English Æ{dh}elmǣr, composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + mǣr ‘famous’, which was reinforced after the Conquest by the introduction of Old French Ailmer, from a Continental cognate.
  2. North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(l) ‘edge or tip (of a sword)’ + man ‘man’.
  3. South German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elm tree, Middle High German elm(e).
  4. Swiss German: habitational name from a village so named in Glarus canton.
  5. Edward Elmer was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

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