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 about Tyler
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 about Taylor
In its old-school incarnations, Mason was a straight-forward occupational name meaning "stoneworker." Today, it's a hit among... Read more about Mason
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English: From the big town.
Welsh: From the big town.
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English: Keeper of provisions
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What used to be considered a boys name in the 1800s, Harper gained mainstream popularity when author Harper Lee published... Read more about Harper
English: Phonetic spelling of Schuyler.
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Anglo Saxon Origin
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English: Wanderer; derived from Egyptian to describe tribes of nomads who migrated from India to Europe
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English: To hunt; an occupational name
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English: Park keeper
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English: Tradesman, blacksmith; surname
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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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Italian: Lady, a respectful title and female equivalent of Don
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French: Horse-keeper, steward; an occupational name and a common family name in Scotland
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English: A surname which was originally given to a person who played on a pipe (flute).
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The name Sawyer immediately brings to mind the adventurous and loveable title character of Mark Twain's The Adventures of... Read more about Sawyer
American: To listen; name of the young heroine in To Kill a Mockingbird
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English: One who grinds grain; an occupational name
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English: High watchman, noble watchman; an English surname of a historically powerful family
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Latin: Administrator; an occupational name
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English: Leather worker; occupational surname
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English: Valley; feminine form of Dean or possible variant for Diana
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English: Horseman, knight; variant of Rider
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Shepherd is a classic occupation name that's retained its pastoral nature, as well as a common surname that’s now well... Read more about Shepherd
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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Irish: In charge; surname used as a first name
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