Boy name origins & meanings
- Teutonic : Valiant protector
- German : Determined and famous
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- German and English : from the Germanic personal name Wilmar(Old English Wilmǣr), composed of the elementswil(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.