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

Meyer Origin and Meaning

The name Meyer is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "bringer of light".

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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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....