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As you might imagine, Sommer is an alternative spelling of the seasonal name Summer. It's used for both boys and girls, though it's more common for girls, and it was particularly popular during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. However, it's making a comeback. We like the way this fun and light-hearted moniker sounds with floral middle names, like Lily, Poppy, Rose, and Daisy, though it also goes great with classics, like Victoria, Rebecca, and Mabel.

Meaning of the name Sommer:

German: Summer season

Origin of the name Sommer:

Sommer is the German word for “summer.” The English seasonal word Summer is a popular given name for girls, and in the United States, Sommer is thought of as an alternative spelling.

Symbolism of the name Sommer:

Because Sommer is an alternative version of Summer, the name likely symbolizes the warm season. Many people may see summer as a symbol of youth, freedom, fun, excitement, travel, sunshine, and the outdoors.

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Gender of the name Sommer:

Sommer is a unisex baby name though it's far more common for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Sommer:


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Emotion evoked from the name Sommer:

The baby name Sommer evokes images of someone who is happy and carefree.

Alternative spellings for the name Sommer:

Nicknames for the name Sommer:

  • Sum
  • Summy
  • Sunny

Popularity of the name Sommer:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sommer was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States on and off between 1976 and 1995. It was most popular in 1977 when it ranked at number 441. It last ranked at 904 in 1995.

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