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Gender: M Meaning of Springer: "jumper, leaper" Origin of Springer: English surname

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This lively, springy, rarely-used surname name has an interesting history. For the English, German, Dutch and Ashkenazic Jews it was a nickname for a lively person or traveling entertainer, deriving from the words springen/springhen/shpringen, and in English it's also a topographical name for someone living near the source of a stream. An unusual option if you're seeking an out-of-the-ordinary 'er'-ending name. Though for some it might bring to mind Jerry Springer, or a Spaniel.

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Famous People Named Springer

Springer Holland Cate (b. 2005), brother of actor Field Cate
Axel Springer, German journalist, founder of Axel Springer AG publishing company
Julius Springer, German publisher, founder of Springer-Verlag (global scientific publishing house)
Jerry Springer, British-born TV personality, attorney, and former Cincinnati mayor & news anchor
Aaron Springer, American writer, director, animator, and storyboard artist ("SpongeBob SquarePants")
Col. Robert C. Springer, NASA astronaut
Dennis Springer & Russ Springer, American baseball players
F. J. Springer, founder of the Springer Opera House (c. 1871)

Pop Culture References for the Name Springer

Springer McDowell, the strong, sexy lead male character in the romance novel "Banish Misfortune," by Anne Stuart
Springer, character in the Transformers series
Springer, German word for the knight in chess
Springer spaniel, dog breed
Springer, the orca whale
Springer, model of Harley-Davidson motorcycle (Heritage Springer and Springer Softail)