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Gender: Male Meaning of Meyer: "bringer of light" Origin of Meyer: Hebrew

The name Meyer is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "bringer of light". Meyer and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Upper Class Generation Caf #2".

From the experts:

Favored by first-generation Jewish families from the affluent Guggenheims to criminal-producing Lanskys; now Meyer is pretty much relegated to poolside gin games in Boca.

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Famous People Named Meyer

Meyer Lansky (born Meier Suchowlański), American gangster
Meyer London, American socialist Congressman
(Wilhelm) Meyer Lutz, German-English composer
Dax Meyer Street Reeser (b. 2009), son of skier Picabo Street

Pop Culture References for the name Meyer

Meyer lemon, Chinese lemon-orange hybrid
Meyer Wolfsheim, character in "The Great Gatsby"
Meyer, character in Jenetta Penner's "Configured" series


adklined Says:


Bringer of light? Am I missing something? It's a great name with an even better meeting.

AriellaBar Says:


It's got a lovely meaning and great history. Surname names are on the rise. If Cohen is cool, why not Meyer?

lulu556 Says:


I wouldn't worry too much about what they say here. I love the name Marie but it is apparently "Dated"

christisrisen Says:


Alas the grief when I think I've finally thought of a tender, meaningful boys' name for a future son and I read the description on Nameberry....