There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Homer:
1. Comes from the ancient Greek word (Όμηρος) [Omiros] - "etymology (definition) - hostage, pledge, guarantee; blind"
2. Derived from the English word home meaning - "household, homely, homey".
Homer - Greek epic poet, the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.