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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Headman, mayor
  • Hebrew : One who brightens
  • Latin : Great

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Mayor

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Lancashire) : variant spelling of Mayer 1.
  • Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic) : nickname for an older man or a distinguishing epithet for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name, from Spanish mayor ‘older’ (Latin maior (natus), literally ‘greater (by birth)’).
  • Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic) : occupational or status name, from major ‘governor’, ‘chief’.
  • Catalan : variant spelling of Major.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Meyer 2.

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