Homer comes from a Greek name meaning “hostage, pledge” which seems to be derived from Ancient Greek homeros, however it’s also possible that the name means “blind” in some dialects, or at least was used to denote a blind person. Homer is the name of an Ancient Greek poet who is supposed to be the author of the Illiad and the Odyssey. Though there is very little known about Homer’s personal life, there are many claims that he was blind and a wandering bard. Homer is also a surname.

Origin: Ancient Greek



  • Homeros (Ancient Greek)
  • Omiros (Greek)


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