Girl name origins & meanings
- English : Leather worker
Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Leather worker
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Dutch : occupational name for a tanner of skins, Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre. (The Middle English form derives from Old English tannere, from Late Latintannarius, reinforced by Old French taneor, from Late Latin tannator; both Late Latin forms derive from a verbtannare, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process.)
- Swiss and German : habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany).
- Finnish : topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.