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Elmer

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English
"noble and renowned"

Elmer Origin and Meaning

The name Elmer is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble and renowned".
Thanks to Elmer Fudd, Elmer the Cow, and even Elmer's glue, this name has become a bit of a joke -- the quintessential so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out name. But with its trendy El-beginning and popular er-ending, who knows?

Hard as it may be to believe today, Elmer was a Top 100 name for at least 50+ years--until 1937--hitting Number 38 at the turn of the last century. One literary reference is the title character in Sinclair Lewis's novel Elmer Gantry; real life namesakes include playwright Elmer Rice and composer Elmer Bernstein. "Elmer's Tune" is a jazz classic.
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Elmer Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Elmer

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Lists containing Elmer

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Famous People Named Elmer

  • Elmer RiceAmerican playwright
  • Elmer SperryAmerican inventor
  • Elmer BernsteinAmerican composer
  • Elmer Drew MerrillAmerican botanist
  • Elmer Francis LaydenAmerican NFL player, coach and commissioner
  • (John William) Elmer ThomasU.S. Senator from Oklahoma
  • Elmer James LachCanadian ice hockey player
  • Elmer Dessens (Jusaino)Mexican baseball player
  • Elmer Ellsworth "Sy" SutcliffeAmerican baseball player
  • Elmer Earl "Butch" HartmanAmerican animator
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Elmer in Pop Culture

  • Elmer FuddLoony Tunes character
  • Elmer ElephantSilly Symphonies cartoon character
  • "Elmer Gantry" novel by Sinclair Lewis, film, and its main character
  • Elmer the Bullmascot for Elmer's Glue
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