Gender Masculine
Usage German, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. /ˈvɛʁ.nɐ/(German) /ˈʋɛr.nər/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From an Old German name derived from the element warin, related to war meaning "aware, cautious", combined with heri meaning "army". This was the name of a 13th-century boy from Oberwesel, Germany who was formerly regarded as a saint. He is no longer recognized as such by the Church. Another famous bearer was the German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVerner(Danish) Wessel(Frisian) Warinheri, Wernher(Germanic) Irnerius(History) Garnier(Medieval French) Verner(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsWarner, Werner, Wernher, Wirner, Wirnhier, Wörner, Wörnhör(German)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: April 18
Germany: April 18
Poland: April 19


Entry updated December 7, 2022