Springer Origin and Meaning
The name Springer is a boy's name meaning "jumper, leaper".
This lively, springy, rarely used surname name has an interesting history. For the English, German, Dutch and Ashkenazic Jews it was a nickname for a lively person or traveling entertainer, deriving from the words springen/springhen/shpringen, and in English it's also a topographical name for someone living near the source of a stream. An unusual option if you're seeking an out-of-the-ordinary 'er'-ending name. Though for some it might bring to mind Jerry Springer, or a Spaniel.
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Famous People Named Springer
- Springer Holland Cate (b. 2005)brother of actor/musician Field Cate (from band Fencer)
- Axel SpringerGerman journalist, founder of Axel Springer AG publishing company
- Julius SpringerGerman publisher, founder of Springer,Verlag (global scientific publishing house)
- Aaron SpringerAmerican animator and storyboard artist
- Col. Robert C. SpringerNASA astronaut
- George SpringerAmerican baseball player
- F. J. Springerfounder of the Springer Opera House
- Ashley SpringerAmerican actor
- FouldSpringer and von Springer, surnames of English actress Helena Bonham Carter's maternal family
Springer in Pop Culture
- Springer McDowelllead character in the romance novel "Banish Misfortune," by Anne Stuart
- Springercharacter in the Transformers series
- "Springer" is the German word for the knight in chess.
- Springer spanieldog breed
- Springerthe orca whale
- Ivory Springercharacter on TV's "Northern Exposure"
- Dianne Springer Fitzgeraldcharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
- In architecturethe "springer" is the lowest stone in an arch, where the curve begins.
- Springer Opera House (c. 1871)theater in Columbus, Georgia, USA
- Springer Pointin southern Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
- Springer's Point Nature PreserveNorth Carolina, USA
- Nicknames: SpringSprings, Sprig, Springbok
- Springermodel of Harley,Davidson motorcycle
- (Heritage Springer and Springer Softail)