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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Teutonic : Valiant protector
  • German : Determined and famous

How Popular Is The Name Wilmer

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and English : from the Germanic personal name Wilmar (Old English Wilmǣr), composed of the elements wil(l) ‘will’ + mar ‘famous’.
  • Simon Wilmer settled in Kent Co., MD, before 1680. William Holland Wilmer, born in Kent Co. in 1782, and his son Richard Hooker Wilmer (b. 1816) were both Episcopal clergymen.

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