What does Sumner mean?
Sumner [sum-n-er] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sumner is "one who serves a summons". Occupational name for a medieval legal official. In Geoffrey Chaucer's well-known "Canterbury Tales", a summoner is one of the pilgrims headed to Canterbury. Entrepreneur Sumner Redstone.
(male) Sumser, ..
(female) Summe, Sumnsa, .. Middle name pairings:
Sumner Wolfgang (S.W.), ..
How popular is Sumner?
Sumner is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1851 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sumner reached its peak position of #709 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Sumner is pronounced similarly to Sommer. Other recommended names are Ameer▲, Ammer, Avner, Banner, Buhler, Butler, Culver, Cuyler, Ebner, Emeer, Fuller, Gainer, Garner, Gomer, Gunner▲, Homer▼, Joiner, Kenner, Konner, Miner, Muller, Muneer, Omer▼, Rayner, Rutger, Saber, Samael, Sammey, Samuel, Sander, Saunder, Sayer, Seeger, Seger, Semmes, Sender, Sennet, Shameer, Shanen, Shefer, Shomer, Sidney▼, Signe, Silver, Simen, Simone, Skinner, Skuyler, Skyler, Snider, Snyder, Sommers, Spencer▼, Spider, Spyder, Stanek, Stone, Stoner, Stoney, Sudbery (see Sudbury), Suman, Sunil, Sunney, Sunnie, Sunny, Sylver, Turner▲, Ulmer, Umber, Umer, Verner, Wagner, Warner▼ and Werner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sumner.See names in meaning and etymology.