First name origins & meanings:
- English: Headman, mayor
- Hebrew: One who brightens
- Latin: Great
- German: A farmer
First name variations: Meyer, Meir, Mayr, Myer, Mayor, Myerson, Mayer, Mayeer, Mayer, Myer, Meyer
Last name origins & meanings:
- German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish: status name for a tenant
farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of
German Meyer 1.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of
the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).
- Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.
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