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Trade and Occupational Names

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.

Tyler

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

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

Mason

In its old-school incarnations, Mason was a straight-forward occupational name meaning "stoneworker." Today, it's a hit among... Read More

Regina

Italian Origin

Latin: Queen

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Travis

English: From the big town.

Welsh: From the big town.

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Cooper

Cooper Union is a tuition-free college for architects, engineers, and artists in downtown New York. Read More

Spencer

English: Keeper of provisions

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Harper

What used to be considered a boys name in the 1800s, Harper gained mainstream popularity when author Harper Lee published... Read More

Skylar

English: Phonetic spelling of Schuyler.

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Ace

Anglo Saxon Origin

English Origin

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Gypsy

English: Wanderer; derived from Egyptian to describe tribes of nomads who migrated from India to Europe

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Hunter

English: To hunt; an occupational name

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Parker

English: Park keeper

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Smith

English: Tradesman, blacksmith; surname

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Wayne

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.

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Donna

Italian: Lady, a respectful title and female equivalent of Don

Latin Origin

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Marshall

English Origin

French: Horse-keeper, steward; an occupational name and a common family name in Scotland

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Piper

English: A surname which was originally given to a person who played on a pipe (flute).

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Sawyer

The name Sawyer immediately brings to mind the adventurous and loveable title character of Mark Twain's The Adventures of... Read More

Scout

American: To listen; name of the young heroine in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Miller

English: One who grinds grain; an occupational name

Latin: Miller

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Howard

English: High watchman, noble watchman; an English surname of a historically powerful family

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Proctor

Latin: Administrator; an occupational name

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Tanner

English: Leather worker; occupational surname

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Deanna

English: Valley; feminine form of Dean or possible variant for Diana

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Ryder

English: Horseman, knight; variant of Rider

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Shepherd

Shepherd is a classic occupation name that's retained its pastoral nature, as well as a common surname that’s now well... Read More

Stewart

English: Bailiff

Scottish: Steward; A medieval steward was charged with the care of castle and estate affairs. Stuart and Stewart are clan names of...

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Fallon

Irish: In charge; surname used as a first name

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Page

French: Attendant

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