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Delmer may be one of the ultimate “Grandpa names,” meaning it was far more popular during the early 20th century than it is now. However, old-fashioned names have been trendy throughout the last decade or so, and it looks like that trend is here to stay for a while, so Delmer could easily make a comeback. It has a nautical meaning that will appeal to many new parents, and it sounds cute with classic and modern middle names.

Meaning of the name Delmer:

Spanish: Of the sea

Origin of the name Delmer:

Delmer is an alternative version of the Spanish name Delmar. It is thought to mean “of the sea.”

Symbolism of the name Delmer:

Because of its meaning, new parents may find some sort of nautical symbolism in the baby name Delmer. It could also be a symbol of your Spanish heritage or passion for Spanish culture.

Style of the name Delmer:


Gender of the name Delmer:

Delmer is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Delmer:


Number of syllables in the name Delmer:


Emotion evoked from the name Delmer:

The baby name Delmer evokes images of someone who is kind and good-natured.

Alternative spellings for the name Delmer:

Nicknames for the name Delmer:

  • Del
  • Dell
  • Dale

Popularity of the name Delmer:

According to the Social Security Administration, Delmer was a top 1,000 baby name up until about 1958. It was most popular in 1935 when it ranked at number 404. It last ranked at number 952 in 1958.

Related names for the name Delmer:

Great middle names for Delmer and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Delmer:

  • Delmer J. Yoakum (painter)
  • Delmer Daves (screenwriter, director, and producer)
  • Delmer Brown (historian)
  • Delmer Berg (American soldier)

Delmers in popular culture: