Meaning and Origin of: Tanner

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Leather worker

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Leather worker

Boy name variations

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’.