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

Origin and Meaning of Selmer

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

L is for luster, your shine.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Notable Persons Named Selmer

Notable Persons Named Selmer

Selmer Jackson

Selmer Jackson was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1963. Selmer was born on May 7th, 1888 in Lake Mills, Iowa, U.S. He passed away on March 30th, 1971.

Selmer Martin Johnson

Selmer was born on May 21st, 1916 in Buhl, Minnesota. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 1996.

Selmer Nilsen

Selmer was born in 1931. He breathed his last breath in 1991.

Selmer W. Gunderson

Selmer was born on February 25th, 1890. He breathed his last breath in 1972.

Selmer Berg

Selmer Berg was a Member of the Legislative Assembly. Selmer was born on August 7th, 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He died on September 17th, 1966.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Selmer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selmer

Christian Selmer

Christian Selmer was a politician. Christian was given the name Christian August Selmer on November 16th, 1816 in Fredrikshald, Østfold, Norway. He left this life on November 1st, 1889.

Carl Selmer

Carl was born in 1925.

Knut Selmer

Knut was born on November 7th, 1924. He breathed his last breath on March 25th, 2009.

Ernst Sejersted Selmer

Ernst was born on February 20th, 1920. He died on November 8th, 2006.

Ernst W Selmer

Ernst was born on April 23rd, 1890. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1971.

Wenche Selmer


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selmer U.S.
  White 84.47% 64.26%
  African American 12.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selmer

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

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Fun Facts about the name Selmer

  • How Popular is the name Selmer? Selmer is the 12,870th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selmer was the 49,461st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selmer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 769 babies born with the first name Selmer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selmer to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selmer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Selmer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selmer is Saturday, January 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Selmer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selmer was in 1916 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Selmer Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selmer is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Selmer: The name spelled backwards is Remles. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mlseer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selmer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 425 people with the last name Selmer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selmer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selmer as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Selmer name meaning

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