Meaning and name origin
Tanner \t(an)-ner\ as a boy's name is pronounced TAN-er. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Tanner is "leather maker". Occupational name for a person who processed (or "tanned") animal skins to make leather. Artist Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Tanner is a somewhat popular first name for males (#931 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#640 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tanner for boys. Tanner reached its highest rank of #82 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Banner. This name tends to be less commonly used than Tanner.