Lawyer name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lawyer mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lawyer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Law"yer
  1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.
    2. The bowfin (Amia calva).
    3. The burbot (Lota maculosa).

Etymology: From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

From Middle English lawyer, lawer, equivalent to law +‎ -yer.

  1. A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.
  2. By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

Notable Persons Named Lawyer

Notable Persons Named Lawyer

Lawyer Milloy

Lawyer Milloy is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 2010. Lawyer was born on November 14th, 1973 in St. Louis.

Lawyer Tillman

Lawyer Tillman is a football player. Lawyer was born on May 20th, 1966 in Mobile, Alabama.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lawyer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lawyer

Gary Lawyer

Gary Lawyer is a pop music, blues, and jazz instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Gary was born in 1959.

Thomas Lawyer

Thomas was born on October 14th, 1785. He passed away on May 21st, 1868.

Dick Lawyer

Dick Lawyer was a test pilot. Dick was born on November 8th, 1932 in Los Angeles. He passed away on November 12th, 2005.

Abraham L Lawyer

Abraham was born in 1792. He passed away in 1853.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lawyer U.S.
  White 80.93% 64.26%
  African American 14.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lawyer

People with the last name Lawyer are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Lawyer

  • How Popular is the name Lawyer? Lawyer is the 10,838th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lawyer was the 8,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lawyer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,009 babies born with the first name Lawyer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lawyer to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lawyer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lawyer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lawyer is Sunday, October 27th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Lawyer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lawyer was in 1930 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Lawyer Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lawyer is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Lawyer: The name spelled backwards is Reywal. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wyrlae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lawyer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,112 people with the last name Lawyer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lawyer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Lawyer as their last name.
  • Lawyer name meaning

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