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’.