Elmer Name Meaning & Origin

Elmer

Pronunciation: EHL-mer (key)

Origin of the name Elmer:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the obsolete Old English Æthelmær, Æðelmær, a compound name composed of the elements æthel, æðel (noble) and mær (famous): hence, "noble and famous."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Famous real-life people named Elmer

Elmer Bernstein, Academy and Golden Globe winning film score composer.
Elmer Charles Bigelow, United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Elmer Davis, news reporter, the WWII Director of the United States Office of War Information and a Peabody Award Recipient.
Elmer E.Ellsworth, American Civil War hero.
Elmer Rice, Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright.

Elmer in song, story & screen

Elmer Fudd, of course!
Elmer the Bull, husband of Elsie the Cow (mascot of Borden Dairy Products), who gave his name to Elmer's Glue.
"Elmer the Patchwork Elephant," a children's picture book series by author David McKee.
"Elmer Gantry," a novel by Sinclair Lewis, which was made into a film starring Burt Lancaster.
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, a British psychedelic rock band active in the late 1960s.

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