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Elmer is an American and Canadian given name that originated as a surname, a medieval variant of the given name Aylmer, derived from Old English æþel (noble) and mær (famous). It was adopted as a given name in the United States, "in honor of the popularity of the brothers Ebenezer and Jonathan Elmer, leading supporters of the American Revolution."<ref>Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford UP, 1990), p. 101.</ref> The name has fallen out of popular use in the last few decades and it is uncommon to find Elmers born after World War II.


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