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Gender: M Meaning of Homer: "security, pledge" Origin of Homer: Greek

Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad, and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as Richard Gere (his father's name), Bill Murray, and Anne Heche. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has both a father and a son named Homer.

Because of the epic scope of The Odyssey and The Iliad, the term "homeric" implies work on an enormous scale, while "homeric laughter" references the unrestrained laughter of the Greek gods.

With its quirky resume, Homer could make an interesting choice.

Famous People Named Homer

Homer, ancient Greek epic poet
Homer Calvin Davenport, American political cartoonist
Homer Hadley Hickam, American novelist and NASA engineer
Homer Rice, American NFL football player and coach
Homer Reed Gilbert aka Knuckles Boyle, American NFL football player
Homer Adolph Plessy, American civil rights activist
Homer Mensch, American classical bassist
Homer Ransford Watson, Canadian landscape painter
Homer Laffoon (b. 2002), son of American actress Anne Heche
Homer James Jigme Gere (b. 2000), son of American actor Richard Gere
Winslow Homer, American landscape painter

Pop Culture References for the name Homer

Homer Jay Simpson, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Homer Flagg, character in the film "Living It Up"
Homer Wells, character in John Irving's "The Cider House Rules"
Homer Yannos, character in John Marsden's "Tomorrow When the War Began"
Homer, main character in the Pandora series by Carolyn Hennesy
Homer, character in Netflix's TV show The OA

Homer's International Variations

Homeros (Greek) Omero, Homero, Homerico (Spanish)