Mayer 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 Mayer mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Mayer

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Georgia, U.S., the name Mayer is of German origin and means "Farmer".
  2. 2 people from New York, U.S. agree the name Mayer is of Jewish / Latin origin and means "Superior".
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  1. United States filmmaker (born in Russia) who founded his own film company and later merged with Samuel Goldwyn (1885-1957)
  2. United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for her research on the structure of the atom (1906-1972)
  1. A surname​.
  2. A census-designated place in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States.
  3. A city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in Potter County, Texas, United States.
  5. A town in northern Syria.

Mayer was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Mayer

Notable Persons Named Mayer

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Mayer was given the name Meyer Amschel Rothschild by his parent Amschel Moses Rothschild on February 23rd, 1744 in Free City of Frankfurt. He breathed his last breath on September 19th, 1812.

Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne is a soul music and neo soul singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, audio engineer, dj, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arrangement, disc jockey, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Mayer was given the name Andrew Mayer Cohen on February 2nd, 1979 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mayer is also known as Haircut and Andrew Mayer Cohen.

Mayer Lehman

Mayer Lehman was a merchant. Mayer was born on January 9th, 1830 in Rimpar. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1897.

Mayer Carl von Rothschild

Mayer Carl von Rothschild was a banker. Mayer was born on August 5th, 1820. He left this life on October 16th, 1886.

Mayer Twersky

Mayer was born on October 17th, 1960.

Mayer Candelo

Mayer Candelo is a soccer player for the Cortuluá, Deportivo Cali, Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, América de Cali, Millonarios F.C., Deportes Tolima, Club Universidad de Chile, Club Universitario de Deportes, Juan Aurich, Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo, and Colombia national football t. Mayer was born on February 20th, 1977 in Cali.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mayer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer is a singer-songwriter and record producer. John was given the name John Clayton Mayer on October 16th, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer is a president & ceo and yahoo!. Marissa was given the name Marissa Ann Mayer on May 30th, 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.

Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer was a film producer and studio executive. He was most prominent from 1915 to 1950. Louis was given the name Lazar Meir on July 12th, 1884 in Minsk. He died on October 29th, 1957.

Maria Goeppert Mayer

Maria Goeppert Mayer was a scientist in the field of physics. Maria was given the name Maria Göppert on June 28th, 1906 in Katowice. She left this life on February 20th, 1972.

Christopher Mayer

Christopher Mayer was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 2000. Christopher was given the name George Charles Mayer III on February 21st, 1954 in New York City, New York, U.S. Christopher is also known as Chris Mayer and Chip Mayer. He passed away on July 23rd, 2011.

Lise Mayer

Lise Mayer is a screenwriter. She was most active from 1981 to present. Lise was born Lise Mayer on November 29th, 1959 in United States.

  • Jane Mayer
  • Jojo Mayer
  • Irene Mayer Selznick
    Theatrical Producer
  • Julie Mayer
  • Florian Mayer
    Tennis Player
  • Arno J. Mayer
  • Julius Robert von Mayer
  • Catherine Mayer
    Co-founder of Women's Equality Party
  • Leonardo Mayer
  • Carl Mayer
  • Michael Mayer
    Record Producer
  • Teddy Mayer
  • Blessed Rupert Mayer
  • Jürgen Mayer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mayer U.S.
  White 93.11% 64.26%
  African American 1.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mayer

People with the last name Mayer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mayer

  • What name lists does Mayer rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Mayer? Mayer is the 6,884th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mayer was the 880th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mayer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,052 babies born with the first name Mayer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mayer to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mayer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mayer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mayer is Thursday, December 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mayer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mayer was in 2018 with a total of 75 babies.
  • Random Mayer Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mayer is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Mayer: The name spelled backwards is Reyam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mreay. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mayer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,555 people with the last name Mayer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mayer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Mayer as their last name.
  • Mayer name meaning

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