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Origin & Meaning

The name Mortimer is of French origin.

The meaning of Mortimer is "still water".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "dead sea in old french".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 boys given the name.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Mortimer Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mortimer has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mortimer to other names.


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Related Names

Mortimer is a form of the name Name.

Other Tidbits

Mortimer falls into the water name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Mortimer in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Mortimer.

Just for fun, see the name Mortimer in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Mortimer in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.