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Werner

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
34k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Werner

User Submitted Origins

German
69%
African Dutch (Afrikaans)
8%
African
8%
Dutch
8%
English
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Germany, the name Werner is of German origin and means "Warrior, Soldier, Hero".
  2. A submission from Italy says the name Werner means "Werner is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Warnier, a Germanic personal name. It is composed of two elements: warin, which means guard; and hari, which means soldier".
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International Interest
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Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.

Werner was also found in the following language(s): German and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Werner

Notable Persons Named Werner

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and narrator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Werner was given the name Werner Herzog Stipetić on September 5th, 1942 in Munich.

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Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg was a scientist in the field of theoretical physics. Werner was given the name Werner Karl Heisenberg on December 5th, 1901 in Würzburg, Bavaria, German Empire. He died on February 1st, 1976.

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Werner Klemperer

Werner Klemperer was an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Werner was born as the child of Otto Klemperer on March 22nd, 1920 in Cologne. He passed away on December 6th, 2000.

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Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels is a in the field of distributed computing. Werner was born on October 3rd, 1958 in Amsterdam.

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Werner von Blomberg

Werner von Blomberg is a military person. His military service ended in 1938.

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Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard is an author and lecturer. Werner was born on September 5th, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Werner

Notable Persons With the Last Name Werner

Timo Werner

Timo Werner is a soccer player for the VfB Stuttgart and Germany national youth football team. Timo was born on March 6th, 1996 in Stuttgart.

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Oskar Werner

He has been prominent since 1939. Oskar was given the name Oskar Josef Bschließmayer on November 13th, 1922 in Vienna. He passed away on October 23rd, 1984.

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Tom Werner

Tom Werner is a Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Chairman of theBoston Red Sox, and Chairman ofLiverpool Football Club. Tom was given the name Thomas Charles Werner on April 12th, 1950 in New York City.

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Björn Werner

Björn Werner is an athlete for the Indianapolis Colts. Björn was born on August 30th, 1990 in Berlin. Björn is also known as Werner and Bjoern.

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Susana Werner

Susana Werner is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Susana was born on July 20th, 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Alfred Werner

Alfred Werner was a scientist in the field of inorganic chemistry. Alfred was born on December 12th, 1866 in Mulhouse. He breathed his last breath on November 15th, 1919.

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  • Anton von Werner
    Artist
  • Abraham Gottlob Werner
    Scientist
  • Kenny Werner
  • Pierre Werner
    Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • Susan Werner
    Musician
  • Gotz Werner
  • John Werner
    Head of Innovations and New Ventures
  • Max Werner
  • Dirk Werner
  • Billy Werner
    Singing
  • Carl Werner
  • Christopher Werner
    Wrought Iron Worker
  • Arthur Werner
  • Joseph Werner

Common last names for Werner

  • Mueller
  • Schmidt
  • Anderson
  • Meyer
  • Schneider
  • Fischer
  • Schulz
  • Becker
  • Zimmerman
  • Erickson

Common first names for Werner

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Helen
  • Edward
  • Joseph
  • Anna
  • Margaret
  • Frank
  • Richard
  • Ruth
  • Dorothy
  • James
  • Carl
  • Paul

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Werner U.S.
  White 95.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Werner

People with the last name Werner are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Werner

  • What name lists does Werner rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Werner? Werner is the 4,990th most popular name of all time. As a last name Werner was the 1,013th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Werner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,384 babies born with the first name Werner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Werner to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Werner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Werner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Werner is Monday, June 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Werner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Werner was in 1930 with a total of 93 babies.
  • Random Werner Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Werner is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Werner: The name spelled backwards is Renrew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Werern. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Werner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,488 people with the last name Werner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Werner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Werner as their last name.
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