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What does Tanner mean?

Tanner /tan-ner/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english.


Tanner has 7 variants: Tan, Tanier, Tannen, Tanney, Tannie, Tannis and Tannon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Tamner, Tanper, ..

(female) Tannerie, Tannerri, ..

How popular is Tanner?

Tanner is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#931 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#675 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Tanner for boys. Tanner was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #82 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #208. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tanner name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tanner outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Banner, Bonner, Conner, Dannel, Dayner, Gainer, Gannet, Garner, Gayner, Gunner, Hannes, Janne, Kannen, Kenner, Konner, Lander, Lanier, Rainer, Ranger, Ranier, Rayner, Sander, Taber, Taheer, Tailer, Tamir, Tandey, Tannan, Tannin, Tansen, Tavener, Tavenner, Tayber, Tayler, Turner, Tynnen, Vander, Wagner, Warner, Xander and Zander. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tanner.