Meaning:Farmer; greater; bright
Mayer is a masculine name of German, Latin, and Hebrew origin, meaning "farmer," "greater," or "bright," respectively. This common German surname is a lesser-known first name, making it an eye-catching choice for parents looking for a unique moniker for baby. The German Mayer is derived from the Latin māior, which means "headman" or "greater." In the past, this title was given to stewards, bailiffs, and tenant farmers to denote their status. In Hebrew, this name is a variant of Meyer, coming from the Hebrew word meir meaning "enlightened." An influential and intelligent name like Mayer will be sure to encourage a natural-born leader in baby.
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