Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Headman, mayor
- Hebrew : One who brightens
- Latin : Great
- German : A farmer
Family name origins & meanings
- 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’.