Meaning and Origin of: Meier
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Headman, mayor
- Hebrew : One who brightens
- Latin : Great
- German : A farmer
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish : status name for a tenant farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of German Meyer 1.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant spelling of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2).
- Danish : occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.