Monday, July 15, 2013

Occupational Names

Knight's Helmet by George Hodan
Perhaps Knight is your favorite name?

Long ago, people were known by their occupations. You'd have Joe the Blacksmith or Mary the Tailor. After a while, these job titles became their surnames and you'd have Joe Smith and Mary Taylor.

In modern times, these "occupational names" that were sometimes initially a surname have become a trend and are used as first names. Most of these are better on boys, but there are a few that can be used on a girl or on both genders equally.

I'll list them out and let you choose which gender you'd prefer:



Abbott            
Anchor
Archer
Bacchus
Bailey
Baird
Baker
Bandit
Banner
Barber
Barker
Baxter
Bekker
Bender
Berger
Bishop
Booker
Bowman
Brenner
Brewer
Brewster
Butler
Cantrell
Carbry
Carpenter
Carrin
Carter
Carver
Cater
Century
Chafer
Chaffer
Challender
Chamberlain
Chambers
Chandler
Chaplin
Chapman
Chaucer
Cherrier
Clark
Coldren
Coleman
Collier
Conner
Cooper
Cotter
Currier
Dancer
Deacon
Dexter
Draper
Dyer
Drummer
Falconer          
Falkner
Farmer
Fearson
Fifer
Fisher
Fiske
Fletcher
Forester
Foster
Fowler
Fuller
Gage
Gardener
Glover
Granger
Harper
Hayward
Hooper
Hunter
Jagger
Jeter
Kantor
Kellogg
Kiefer
King
Knight
Lander
Lanier
Lister
Lorimer
Marshall
Mason
Mercer
Miller
Miner
Nader
Naylor
Page
Paget
Paige
Painter
Palmer
Parker
Parson
Pilot
Piper
Plummer
Poet
Porter
Potter
Proctor
Provost
Purcell
Ranger
Redman
Reeve
Rocker
Roper
Ryder
Sadler
Sargent
Sailor
Sawyer
Sayer
Scully
Sexton
Shepherd
Shields
Singer
Skinner
Slater
Skipper
Smith
Snyder
Spencer
Stonier
Steele
Stewart
Tabor
Tanner
Taverner
Taylor
Thatcher
Tiller
Tillman
Todd
Toller
Tolliver
Trapp
Travers
Trinder
Trotter
Tucker
Turner
Tyler
Voss
Walker
Waller
Ward
Warner
Wayne
Weaver
Webb
Webster
Wheeler
Whistler
Woodward
Wright
While some of these are nice and are regularly used, some of these are a bit too out there and aren't recommended. But alas, I provide the options! It is up to you!

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