Origin : Greek

security, pledge

The name Homer is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "security, pledge". Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad, and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as Richard Gere (his father's name), Bill Murray, and Anne Heche. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has both a father and a son named Homer. Because of the epic scope of The Odyssey and The Iliad, the term "homeric" implies work on an enormous scale, while "homeric laughter" references the unrestrained laughter of the Greek gods. With its quirky resume, Homer could make an interesting choice.

Popularity of name Homer over time

There are 61070 people in the U.S. with the first name Homer, this name was mostly popular in 1920 with popularity 1722 .

Homer is used for both genders.

99.4 percent of people with the first name Homer are man

0.6 percent of people with the first name Homer are woman

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Most Famous People Named Homer

American novelist and NASA engineer
character in book/film "The Day of the Locust"
character in the comic strip Non Sequitur by Wiley
son of actor Bill Murray
character in John Marsden's "Tomorrow When the War Began"
" children's book series by Robert McCloskey and its main character
sidekick of Snidely Whiplash on animated series "Rocky & Bullwinkle"
American civil rights activist
main character in the Pandora series by Carolyn Hennesy
character on TV's The OA
Canadian landscape painter
American NFL football player and coach
character in Woody Woodpecker cartoons
character in the film "Living It Up"
ancient Greek epic poet
American political cartoonist
character on TV's "The Simpsons"
son of artist/writer/director Matt Groening
son of Aidan on TV's "Sex and the City"
American country music singer of duo Homer & Jethro
American NFL football player
American classical bassist
character in John Irving's "The Cider House Rules"

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Names Created Using the Letters in Homer