Some occupational names started out as surnames, back when people would use them to describe your line of work. These days, trade names aren’t quite as functional, but many are popular (especially for boys) nonetheless.
Parents love to name their sons Tyler. The name soared to baby name stardom in the 80s and 90s. Tyler is one of those occupational... Read More
Taylor is right at the cusp of a changing of the tides. What used to be more often used as a boys' name (à la Taylor Lautner)... Read More
In its old-school incarnations, Mason was a straight-forward occupational name meaning "stoneworker." Today, it's a hit among... Read More
Cooper Union is a tuition-free college for architects, engineers, and artists in downtown New York. Read More
What used to be considered a boys name in the 1800s, Harper gained mainstream popularity when author Harper Lee published... Read More
English: Wanderer; derived from Egyptian to describe tribes of nomads who migrated from India to Europe
English: Medieval given name from Scandinavian mythology. Also English surname referring to a water crossing.
Scandinavian: Medieval given name from Scandinavian mythology. Also English surname referring to a water crossing.
French: Horse-keeper, steward; an occupational name and a common family name in Scotland
English: A surname which was originally given to a person who played on a pipe (flute).
The name Sawyer immediately brings to mind the adventurous and loveable title character of Mark Twain's The Adventures of... Read More
English: High watchman, noble watchman; an English surname of a historically powerful family
Shepherd is a classic occupation name that's retained its pastoral nature, as well as a common surname that’s now well... Read More
Scottish: Steward; A medieval steward was charged with the care of castle and estate affairs. Stuart and Stewart are clan names of...