Elmer

November 14, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
From the Anglo-Saxon “Adelmar”, meaning “noble” or “famous”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Adelmar, Aylmer, Edelmiro.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Elmer, Ray Kennedy’s unlucky brother-in-law, in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).

WRITERS:
– Elmer Davis (1890-1958), American author and reporter.
– Elmer Rafael Diktonius (1896-1961), Finnish composer and poet.
Elmer Hader (1889-1973), American children’s book author and illustrator.
– Elmer Blaney Harris (1878-1966), American author, dramatist, and playwright.
– Elmer Keith (1899-1984), American author and rancher.
– Elmer Kelton (1926-2009), American journalist and writer.
– Elmer Rice (1892-1967), American playwright.

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