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Gender: Male Meaning of Mortimer: "dead sea" Origin of Mortimer: English

The name Mortimer is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dead sea". Mortimer and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "How Old?".

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Other kids might see a teasible connection to mortician or mortuary. Mortimer is an English family name used a few generations ago as an Anglicization of Moses; it was Walt Disney's original choice for the name of his mouse, until his wife talked him out of it.

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Famous People Named Mortimer

Mortimer Benjamin "Mort" Zuckerman, Canadian-American media mogul
Mortimer Robinson Proctor, American politician; 66th governor of Vermont
Moses Mortimer Barrett III aka Petey Pablo, American rapper
Mortimer Jerome Adler, American philosopher, educator and author
Mortimer Menpes, English artist
(Robert Eric) Mortimer Wheeler, British archaeologist
Mortimer St George "Kumi" Planno, Jamaican drummer and Rastafarian leader

Pop Culture References for the name Mortimer

Mortimer Goth, character in "The Sims" (1 - 4) video/computer games
Cousin Mortimer, character on British TV series "Basil Brush"
Mortimer Mouse, the original name of the iconic Disney character, Mickey Mouse
Mortimer Brewster, character in Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Mortimer Lightwood, barrister in Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend"
Mortimer Delvile, character in Fanny Burney's "Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an Heiress" (1782)
Mortimer "Mort," Death's apprentice in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Mortimer, character in book of same name by Robert Munsch
Doctor Mortimer, character in 2011 movie "Hysteria"
Abbot Mortimer, mouse character in "Redwall" by Brian Jacques
Mortimer Harren, character in an episode of TV's "Star Trek: Voyager"
Mortimer "Morty" Smith Sr. and Mortimer "Morty" Smith Jr., characters in "Rick and Morty"
Mortimer Toynbee, character in Marvel Universe
Mortimer Scharff, driver of Shadow in the Twisted Metal video games
Mortimer McMire, villain in the Commander Keen video games

Mortmer, Mort, Morty


Diaper Bagge Says:


This name is so charming.

Starelli Says:


All I can think about is the book Mortimer by Robert Munsch.

beachbear Says:


This is my guilty pleasure name. I love it, but I wouldn't use it because it does sound a bit morbid.

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aaronburrsir Says:


Can think of two things; mort- (dead) and Mortimer Goth.

crs Says:


Makes me think of arsenic and old lace. Carey grants characters name is Mortimer Brewster.

Zelliew Says:


I don't like having MORT in the name

PineWarrior Says:


Makes me thank of 'Mortimer Folchart' from the Inkheart series-his nickname was Mo (without an e).

fuzzycub Says:


Wow, I don't find this attractive at all.

kitchi1 Says:


I like this name. Morty is a cute nickname, too. Not fond of Timmy, though. Apparently, Mickey Mouse's name was originally supposed to be Mortimer Mouse.

lesliemarion Says:


I dunno. I think it's kind of cute, with Tim or Timmy as a nickname.