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Gender: M Meaning of Mortimer: "dead sea" Origin of Mortimer: English

Other kids might see a teasible connection to mortician or mortuary. Mortimer is an English family name used a few generations ago as an Anglicization of Moses; it was Walt Disney's original choice for the name of his mouse, until his wife talked him out of it.

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Famous People Named Mortimer

Moses Mortimer Barrett III, American rapper
Mortimer Jerome Adler, American philosopher, educator and author
Mortimer Menpes, English artist

Pop Culture References for the Name Mortimer

Mortimer Goth, character in The Sims video games
Cousin Mortimer, character in UK kids' sitcom Basil Brush
Mortimer Mouse, Disney character
Mortimer, Cary Grant's character in Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Lightwood, barrister, friend to Eugene Wrayburn, in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend
Mortimer Delvile, hero in love with Cecilia Beverley in Fanny Burney's novel Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an Heiress (1782; 'immensely popular in its time, and admired by Johnson, Burke and others')
Mortimer "Mort," Death's apprentice in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Mortimer, character in book of same name by Robert Munsch
Mort Goldman, character in Family Guy

Doctor Mortimer _______, character from 2011 movie Hysteria

Mort, Mortmer, Morty

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