Tanner: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tanner

Tanner

Pronunciation: TA-ner (key)

Origin of the name Tanner:

Transferred use of the English and German surname which arose as an occupational name for a tanner (a person who tanned leather hides). Var: Tannar, Thanner

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Tanner: | Edit

My daughter's name is Tanner Katherine. Once people meet her, they realize that it fits perfectly. A 10-year-old surfer girl, with long blonde hair, big blue eyes, and lots of energy. She has never been a princess-type. Never met another girl with the name Tanner, one of the many reasons I like it.

You'd be surprised to know there's another girl Tanner out there! My niece is Tanner Dawn and is almost exactly what the above poster described but in teenaged form!

I like it as a boy's and girl's name.

My son is Tanner James. I had never heard it as a first name - girl or boy - until after he was born. Now I'm surprised to see so many early 20-somethings with the name. Recently I heard a woman walking through Target talking to her child, "Tanner..." constantly. I went to check out this other Tanner and was very surprised to see it was a girl.

Tanner and Palmer could be brother names.

So funny! My 9yr old daughter is Tanner Jean. Also a spunky,non-princess, beach toe-head. Only other "Tanner" we've come across are boys.

Personal experiences with the name Tanner: | Edit

I have Tanner Everett and Vannity Elissa.
Ex-boyfriend was Tanner James K. fit him perfectly.

Nicknames for Tanner: | Edit

Tan,
T,
Tans,
Tanny,
Tan the man,
Tan Man,
Tanner son

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Famous real-life people named Tanner: | Edit

Tanner Foust, race car driver and stuntman

Tanner in song, story & screen: | Edit

Tanner Boyle, character in "Bad News Bears" movie

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