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

Boomer Origin and Meaning

The name Boomer is a boy's name meaning "gatekeeper".

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.

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Hraefn_Korax Says:



flyingsquirrel26 Says:


Yes! I live in Norman, OK and every other dog is named Boomer here in Oklahoma!

BlueLavender Says:


I just think of "Boomer Sooner" - University of Oklahoma football. This is the name of their fight song.

sometimeschessie Says:


We know a small boy named Ben whose nickname is Boomer. It's actually what everyone calls him, and it fits him to a T. For us, it reads as "playful" and "boyish." He might drop it once he's in elementary school, but he's been wearing it well for 5 years. I might not choose it as a primary name, but I think it's a great nickname.

snowsbeloved Says:


The term for a male kangaroo...yeah, not feeling it.

attery squash Says:


I think the obvious "baby boomer" joke would rule it out for most people.

Ccppww Says:


It is a bit 80's-locker room nickname, isn't it?

DaemeonRose Says:


I once had a dog named boomer. Oh, and I knew a guy with the nickname boomer. No offense, but I really doubt this would be a very great name for a child

Floris Says:


I just imagine an older guy being like: "Aye, he's a right boomer".

david Says:


That's the name of my cat, given by a 7 years old...

What a stupid baby name ugh.