Usage: Werner is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Werner are in general originating from Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Werner across the world, see Verner.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 11.
The name Werner is ranked on the 3,031st position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 117600 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Werner has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Werner for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Werner is a name of Germanic origins. It is common both as a given name and a surname. There are alternate spellings, such as the Scandinavian Verner.
The oldest known usage of the name was in the Habsburg family.
- Werner I (Bishop of Strasbourg) (c. 980 – 1028)
- Werner I, Count of Habsburg (c. 1025 – 1096)
- Werner II, Count of Habsburg (d. 1167)
Other people with the name Werner include:
German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from an old Germanic personal name composed of the tribal name Warin + the element heri, hari army, warrior. See also Warner.
Variant: Scandinavian: Verner.
Pet forms: German: Wetzel. Low German, Dutch, Frisian: Wessel.
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