Name Homer Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Homer


Homer is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Homer?

Homer is an Anglicized form of the ancient Greek name Hómēros (Ὅμηρος). The name is popular because of the Greek epic poet Homer who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey. And Homer Simpson also contributes to his popularity.

What does the name Homer mean?

Homer means “hostage”, “pledge” or “surety” (from ancient Greek “hómēros/ὅμηρος”).

Pronunciation of Homer

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Popularity of the name Homer

The name Homer is ranked #8376 overall.

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