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About Homer

Information on Homer includes the fact that it means "Hostage, pledge." This eMedTV resource offers additional information on the name Homer. Homer was the Greek epic poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey in the 8th century BC. Most commonly known as Homer Simpson, a cartoon character in the television series The Simpsons. Homer is a city in Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.

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Meanings and Variations

Homer is from Greek meaning Hostage, pledge.
Alternates for Homer include: Homero, Homar, Omero, Homerus, Homeros, and Homere
Homer is associated with these categories: Place, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Homer
Homer Simpson, Animated Character: Prior to becoming one of the longest running television shows in history, The Simpsons, featuring Homer Simpson, first appeared on April 19th, 1987 in the Tracey Ullman short "Good Night".
Homer, Author: Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Famous Children Named Homer
Given name: Homer James Jigme
Father: Richard Gere, Actor
Mother: Carey Lowell, Actress

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