English surname
"jumper, leaper"

Springer Origin and Meaning

The name Springer is 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)