"security, pledge"

Homer Origin and Meaning

The name Homer is boy's name of Greek origin meaning "security, pledge".
Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad, and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as Richard Gere (his father's name), Bill Murray, and Anne Heche. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has both a father and a son named Homer.

Because of the epic scope of The Odyssey and The Iliad, the term "homeric" implies work on an enormous scale, while "homeric laughter" references the unrestrained laughter of the Greek gods.

With its quirky resume, Homer could make an interesting choice.

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Famous People Named Homer

  • Homerancient Greek epic poet
  • Homer Calvin DavenportAmerican political cartoonist
  • Homer Hadley HickamAmerican novelist and NASA engineer
  • Homer RiceAmerican NFL football player and coach
  • Homer Reed Gilbert aka Knuckles BoyleAmerican NFL football player
  • David Dewitt "Homer" BaileyJr., American baseball player
  • Henry D. "Homer" HaynesAmerican country music singer of duo Homer & Jethro
  • Homer Adolph PlessyAmerican civil rights activist
  • Homer MenschAmerican classical bassist
  • Homer Ransford WatsonCanadian landscape painter
  • Homer Murray (b. 1982)son of actor Bill Murray
  • Homer "Will" Groening (b. 1986)son of artist/writer/director Matt Groening
  • Homer James Jigme Gere (b. 2000)son of American actor Richard Gere
  • Homer Laffoon (b. 2002)son of actress Anne Heche
  • Winslow HomerAmerican landscape painter

Homer in Pop Culture

  • Homer Jay Simpsoncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Homer Simpsoncharacter in book/film "The Day of the Locust"
  • Homer Flaggcharacter in the film "Living It Up"
  • Homer Wellscharacter in John Irving's "The Cider House Rules"
  • Homer Yannoscharacter in John Marsden's "Tomorrow When the War Began"
  • "Homer Price" children's book series by Robert McCloskey and its main character
  • Homersidekick of Snidely Whiplash on animated series "Rocky & Bullwinkle"
  • Homercharacter in the comic strip Non Sequitur by Wiley
  • Homer Pigeoncharacter in Woody Woodpecker cartoons
  • Homermain character in the Pandora series by Carolyn Hennesy
  • Homer Shawson of Aidan on TV's "Sex and the City"
  • Homercharacter on TV's The OA
  • H.O.M.E.R.character in Marvel Universe
  • Homer Zuckermancharacter from "Charlotte's Web"