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Gender: M Meaning of Boomer: "gatekeeper" Origin of Boomer: Dutch

This upbeat, friendly surname name has appeared on television's Battlestar Galactica a handful of cartoons, and on a literary note, a character in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Sports fans might think of Boomer Esiason, the NFL quarterback turned color commentator. He's not the only athlete to answer to the upbeat nickname.

But the reason the name makes the Nameberry database is Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, who chose the name for his son in 2016.

Famous People Named Boomer

Boomer Robert Phelps, son of American swimmer Michael Phelps

Pop Culture References for the name Boomer

"Here's Boomer," American adventure/drama TV series from the early 1980s about a dog named Boomer
Boomer, character on Disney XD's "Pair Of Kings", twin brother of Brady