Popularity:7464
Origin:Greek
Meaning:Security; Pledge; Hostage
Homer is a masculine name of Greek origin, meaning “security, pledge, hostage,” and comes from the name Homêros. This ancient name was famously borne by the legendary Greek poet Homer, credited for the epics the Iliad and the Odyssey. The term “Homeric” is used to describe something epic or large-scale and is also the dialect Homer used in his writing. Homer traveled all the way from ancient Greece to become a modern household name in the US as the main character of The Simpsons. If you’re looking for a beautiful name worthy of baby’s Homeric personality, Homer is literally a classic choice.

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