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Gender: Male Meaning of Springer: "jumper, leaper" Origin of Springer: English surname

The name Springer is a boy's name meaning "jumper, leaper". Springer and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

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
Axel Springer, German journalist, founder of Axel Springer AG publishing company
Julius Springer, German publisher, founder of Springer-Verlag (global scientific publishing house)
Aaron Springer, American animator and storyboard artist
Col. Robert C. Springer, NASA astronaut
George Springer, American baseball player
F. J. Springer, founder of the Springer Opera House
Ashley Springer, American actor
Fould-Springer and von Springer, surnames of English actress Helena Bonham Carter's maternal family

Pop Culture References for the name Springer

Springer McDowell, lead character in the romance novel "Banish Misfortune," by Anne Stuart
Springer, character in the Transformers series
"Springer" is the German word for the Knight in chess.
Springer spaniel, dog breed
Springer, the orca whale
Springer, model of Harley-Davidson motorcycle
(Heritage Springer and Springer Softail)
Ivory Springer, character on TV's "Northern Exposure"
Dianne Springer Fitzgerald, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
In architecture, the "springer" is the lowest stone in an arch, where the curve begins.
Springer Point, in southern Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Springer's Point Nature Preserve, North Carolina, USA
Springer Opera House (c. 1871), theater in Columbus, Georgia, USA
Nicknames: Spring, Springs, Sprig, Springbok


dresdendoll Says:


Distinctive and distinguished, evocative of the English countryside, old-fashioned flair, water connotation lends a cool and crisp feel, reflective of the time of year, perfect surname-as-a-first-name.