Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:Superior, higher; Farmer; One who shines, enlightened
Meier is a most unusual masculine name, certainly capable of turning heads. Rooted in the High German meiger, meaning "superior" or "higher," Meier may appear a good fit for growing confidence. Once a title reserved for estate landowners and great farmers, these days it simply refers to one who farms. But baby need not feel disheartened. Meier may also find substantial claim as a variant of the Hebrew name Me'ir, often translated as "one who shines" or "enlightened." Whether they aspire to a higher stature or a higher being, Meier is a fine example of reaping what you sow and the value of planting seeds wisely.
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