Tanner meaning

: Leather Maker

Tanner Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \t(an)-ner\
Number of People 👶 95,000
Rate in 2021 644
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 English
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Tanner Name Meaning

Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind your name? Names hold a significant place in our lives, shaping our identity and reflecting the values and aspirations of our parents. In this section, let's explore the captivating meaning behind the name "Tanner."

Derived from Old English origins, "Tanner" is a surname turned given name that carries with it a rich history and symbolism. The name is associated with the occupation of tanning, which involves treating animal hides to create leather. This connection to such a skilled trade signifies qualities of craftsmanship, hard work, and expertise.

Those who bear the name Tanner often embody these characteristics in their own lives. They possess an innate ability to persevere through challenges and are known for their determination and resilience. Like skilled artisans perfecting their craft, Tanners have a natural talent for honing their skills and achieving mastery in their chosen pursuits.

Furthermore, Tanners are often admired for their practicality and resourcefulness. Just as tanning transforms raw materials into something durable and useful, individuals with this name have an innate ability to transform situations or obstacles into opportunities for growth.

In addition to its historical significance, the name Tanner carries a sense of authenticity and down-to-earth charm. Tanners tend to be genuine individuals who value honesty and directness in both personal relationships and professional endeavors.

So if you bear the name Tanner or know someone who does, take pride in its meaningful origins. Embrace your industrious spirit, tenacity, resourcefulness, and authenticity that define this remarkable moniker. Let it serve as a reminder of your unique qualities as you navigate through life's adventures with passion and purpose.

Tanner Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Tanner
Additional description of the name Tanner

The name is an English-originated surname derived from an occupational word. The Old English word “Tannere” refers to a name of an occupation in which a person is employed as a tanner of animal skins in order to produce leather for daily use in many objects like belts, shoes, bags, armor, and so on. This career was common in Medieval times and before.

It may be derived from an old Celtic word that was used for the Oak tree whose bark was used in the tanning procedures. In the 12th century, the name first appeared a little bit different from the current form. It was Tannur instead of Tanner and after a while, the spelling changed.

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Additional name description Tanner
Additional name description Tanner

Personality traits of the name Tanner:

He is always a perfectionist. He does not start a task unless he is sure about its end. If he is not sure about the consequence of an action, he will never start it. He likes to get to the end of a cycle and reaches the goal. He never ignores completion and he resents putting aside the started things! This is a positive characteristic feature of Tanner.

He likes to see everything completely and full of details. He cares more about others than himself. He believes that knowing “self” is not as important as knowing others and the world. He gains enough knowledge about his surroundings and he is always an expert in the field he works. He thinks that all human beings should attempt a lot in order to have a better world to live in.

He is very brave. In other words, he is fearless through life’s problems. He likes to help others to solve their problems. He is very helpful and assistant. He cares much about others and society’s troubles and does his best to help in overcoming them. He helps people to see justice in society. he hates injustice.

He is very compassionate and a love-lover. He sees everything from an emotional point of view. He likes to be around his loved ones. Relationships and friendships are the most vital things he needs for survival. He is too addicted to love that he cannot leave it for a while in his lifelong. He places high value on love and affection. Moreover, he has got an enterprising mind and is very artistic.

His heart’s desire is to care for those he loves more. He tends to follow what he likes and what his heart wants. He cares much about his emotions and resents making them insignificant. He loves his achievements to be heartedly accepted. He follows traditions and respects different cultures. He attracts others very well and is always at the center of attention. He likes to be around his friends and family. He has a good sense of humor.

People react to his name as they feel he is very powerful and strong. They are right. He is the man. He shares his power with difficult matters. He likes to be egocentric. Sometimes, people think that he is very wealthy even if he is not actually.

All in all, he has specific characteristics like solid, dependable, loyal, reliable, studious, hard-working, active, punctual, tidy, practical, and industrious.

His most likely vocation: architect, engineer, designer, writer, song composer, planner, keeper of department store

Lucky day: Sunday

Lucky colors: gold, green, and all shades of white


The popularity of the boy name Tanner:

In 1976, Tanner has first appeared in the United States formally as a masculine name. it took the name nearly 20 years just to reach the top 100 most commonly used names in the United States and the name became popular in a very short time. During the 1990s, Tanner was a popular name among Americans, but this only lasted for eight years or so.

In the mid-years of the 21st century, the name was showing backward on the charts. This coincidence led Tanner to lower positions on the popularity charts and it was placed in the top 200 most favorite names in the United States. It is fortunate to say that Tanner is still a trend name in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Vermont. It shows roughness and hardness as its meaning suggests; leather worker.

In the past seven decades, Tanner was recorded nearly 100,00 times in the SSA Database.

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Comments on the name Tanner
01/14/2024 00:00:00

haha i know a few tanners and one of them is girl.. its becoming more popular

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I Absolutely LOVE Tanner For A Girl! Some Boy Names Are Adorable For Girls (: This Is Definitely Going To Be One Of My Future Names.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I named my son Tanner Aaron. He is five and really wants a nickname. Does anyone have any suggestions❤️

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I know of 7 to 9 people with my name, usually in different age groups.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Tanner and i am a boy. One time in kindergarden, someone spelled my name tanr. Surprisingly, I'meet a lot of tanners at my school. and people pronounce it wrong sometimes, so for further referance, It's T-ah-ner.

12/29/2023 14:53:00


12/28/2023 03:54:38

my names tanner easter and i was born in 2010 i only know 1 more tanner thats kinda my friend i know 1 thats not my friend

12/12/2023 18:29:32

My names Tanner and I kinda get tired of It'sometimes I tell people to say my middle name which is jay. And maybe Jay-T

11/21/2023 02:53:48

My wife and I recently adopted a little boy and named him Tanner. We chose the name based on the fact that it Isn't a common name and we wanted our boy to have a special name. He is only 3 weeks old at the moment and I hope he will grow to love his name like we do.

11/17/2023 12:29:36

My name is Tanner i am a boy i dont know any one with the name'so that is cool i am 15

11/07/2023 07:41:02

We need to take better care of what we have not just look to make thgnis different. Two examples: 1) many blocked drains / gullies around the town. To identify but one for over a year the crossing from the cricket green'to the bus stop outside Temple Market has flooded to half the width of the road after rain. 2) footpaths poorly maintained or partly obstructed by overhanging foliage & branches. The path across Churchfields is an inter'sting example uneven yes but closed off for all this time with diversion through slippy, muddy ground with protruding blocks sticking out from base of fencing. The roped off bit is no worse than many paths around the town and just a bit further on almost half the width of the path is blocked by overhanging foliage.

11/06/2023 16:24:06

My name is Tanner and I'm a girl. People call me 'Tan Tan Ner Ner', 'Tan', Tan Tan', 'Tanner J', cause my middle name is Jade. All the people that i've heard of with this name are all boys. So, I don't really like it. But, when I tell people my name, their all like, "Oh my gosh! I love your name!'. It's different, so thats a bonus, and not a lot of people that I know have it. Some people mis-pronounce it as Tanna, they also ask me how to spell it❤️ Yeah. Weird. I get so many comments on it, from my teache's, friends, and loads of other random people who find my name out. (:

10/31/2023 22:16:26

I'm a 27 year old Tanner, and I love my name! Some of you asked about nicknames, my most common ones are Tans, Tan, and Tan man

10/29/2023 12:22:40

My name is Tanner Chau and i am a girl. My last name is prounced 'chow' and people call me 'banana' sometimes. My fifth grade teacher called me 'Tana' and i was like: "There's a 'er' at the end of my name, not an 'uh'". Also, last year, in the'seventh grade, my gym teacher was calling out lockers for boys. he'said that girls would get their's the following day, so he called my name (apparently didn't know i was a girl). So i stood up and he was all like:"Sorry! didn't know who you are." Basically, all my life I have had trouble with my name (first and last name). OH WELL! IT MAKES ME UNIQUE!!ýýýý p.s. i was born in '94!

10/13/2023 19:54:22

ya pel always spell it gage or gauge it is so lame

10/10/2023 15:12:04

My 15 year old son is Tanner Allen. I saw the name in a baby book and fell in love with it because I never heard it before. Now, there are about 5 or 6 kids in his school with that name (boys and 1 girl). We called him Tanner Man when he was little. It's a pretty common name here in So. Oregon, but still love it.

08/28/2023 06:50:04

My name is Tanner and I am a Girl I love my name It'sets me aside from every one else.

08/12/2023 01:25:54

My daughter was born 2016 and I gave her the name Tanner as her middle name. I loved it then and still enjoy using her middle name when I call her. It doesn't seem to be a boy's only name, but then my name is Dale Lynn.

08/05/2023 23:04:30

Haha my name is Tanner Collin.. born '93.. From canada... People call me: Tan-man Tan the man leve tan (uncle) The tan-man Tannah Tina (haha) TanNerd (!❤️❤️!❤️ lol) TC Tanner-Mac (middlename = mackenzie) I think the way to say it is (TAN-ner) as in "Yeah hes a part-time hide tanner" or "Are you a frequent tanner❤️" I know 4 other people with the name Tanner. Thats it. I love it b/c no one else has the name'so when a teacher calls its not confusing or what ever. Cheers! (power to the tanners!)

07/30/2023 17:46:46

We named our 11 month old daughter Madeline. It is a beautiful name. But some people pronounce it wrong - Ma-de-LINE - I hate that. So just because of that I wished I would have spelled it Madelyn.

07/30/2023 13:57:32

Tanner is one of the worlds best names and all othe's suck!!!

07/26/2023 14:44:20

I have to say, I love my name being Tanner! I always thought it was really unique, because I only knew one other person named Tanner. All of a sudden, It'seems, I'm seeing people everywhere named Tanner. I'm 14, and It'seems most of the people I know named Tanner are younger. It's funny how names can suddenly become popular :)

07/22/2023 17:34:34

I love the name Tanner! i've only met one other person with that name. I'm having a son in October and I'm naming him Tanner Ryan.

07/19/2023 05:13:48

my name is tanner i was born in 93 and i love my name my middle name is jacob so i get tj alot i wouldent want another name

07/18/2023 03:22:04

OMG Im so excited, We named our son, Tanner and he is now 15! I love saying his name everyday. He also loves his name, so unique. when he was little, we called him "Tan man" some family members still do, Im so excited to find this site. Im sitting on the couch with Tanner now reading all of these posts.

07/15/2023 20:42:16

Great name. This is also my son's name he was born in 2017.

07/15/2023 18:21:12

I named my son Tanner Jace, he is now 12 years old. I still love the name, It's not odd but five kids will not turn around when you call his name at the playground. He has always played sports and we along with his coaches and team mates have always called him Tan Man.

07/10/2023 09:37:48

My name is Tanner my B-day is 02-03-97. I'm know as the Tanman on my baseball and Basketball teams. I don't know any other Tanner's in PIt'sburgh. I think it is a cool name!!

07/02/2023 21:46:12

My name is tanner and I HATE IT! It's a really stupid name, it doesn't sound professional name at all, and I hate it. Cute for girls though.

06/23/2023 07:04:02

It's ok...but it gets converted as you get older to fit. Its a young persons name.

06/18/2023 16:33:54

Cool name. Not as overdone as othe's, but there are many cute boys named Tanner.

05/26/2023 17:13:46

I have loved being named Tanner. The name has served me quite well :)

05/22/2023 00:22:34

My husband's name is Tanner and he is 22. He gets frustrated because he always has to spell it for people because the think he'says "taylor" any way we are thinking of naming our baby girl Tanner after her daddy but not if its a boy because we don't want a jr!

05/16/2023 10:39:24

I also have to say that I love being named Tanner. I am 14 and ther's no one I know thats named Tanner, so i went on this site and was amazed at the number of people with my or "our" name...Ha.

05/04/2023 14:45:36

hI'my name is Tanner Norred,I love my one misspells my name.I know 1 other Tanner,but he's not my friend.

04/27/2023 14:39:20

its a great name its a puopler name and im the alpha tanner

04/14/2023 22:28:50

My sons name is Tanner and he is 3 years old. His nickname is Tanner Bug also. We are trying to find a girl name that will go with it.

04/09/2023 21:59:10

Bad News Bears came out in 1988, the'same year the chart first shows "Tanners" appearing. The kid named Tanner on the fI'm made the name known and was only a last name before than.

03/30/2023 06:35:48

This is my name! I love it. Most people can't pronounce it correctly (Curse-ten) for me. I actually spell mine "Kirstyn" It's unique. My only downside is that my late grandma didn't like the name and called me by my middle name all her life.

03/25/2023 21:58:20

My name is Tanner and im lovin it power to the tanners

03/11/2023 15:17:52

I have a 3 month old daughter named Tanner. I call her Tanner Bug sometimes. I love this name for a girl. I read somewhere that the name was originally a girl name.

03/11/2023 10:18:06

I have loved the name Tanner for years and plan to nae my son that. For people who r named that and dont like it why❤️ For girls its cute and different and for guys its masculine and beatuiful at the'same time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!Cant wait to name my son that...still thinking of middle names...any suggestions❤️

02/26/2023 19:35:46

yes what ever i hate the name ok dont nobody kno how to say it

01/02/2023 15:55:14

This is my son's name. I absolutely love it and it was pretty unique 9 years ago although it is gaining popularity. It is very often misspelled because there are so many variations on'the'spelling. He is also called 'Brandon' often.

12/31/2022 19:32:36

Tanner is a pretty awesome name for a girl my sisters name is tanner and well she is pretty awesome the name fits her well. i know some guys named tanner but ya i think its cute for both

12/30/2022 00:02:52

everyone makes fun of me cause my name is Tanner. i hate my name! oh well. im planning on changing It'sometime during my life to Alberto Sanchezie.

12/29/2022 02:35:38

Tanner as a first name has been around for a while (although I admit it was rare). My father (born in 1928), my brother (born in 1970) and my son (born in 2006) are all named Tanner. It was my father's grandmother's maden name.

12/25/2022 19:49:54


12/20/2022 19:20:14

My last name is Tanner and I kept my maiden name even after I was married because it is both easy to spell and pronounce. nobody has ever made a mistake with my last name. I have often'thought that is I ever have a son, I'may use the name Tanner to aknowledge my family.

12/17/2022 02:17:20

Glad we named our son Tanner, as we have received many compliments on it. It is unusual but not weird. The other Tanner's we have met have been athletic, cool guys so this is good. Also, all Tanner's we've talked to about their name have liked being named this. A neighbor's son even uses this as his nickname, as he hates his given name.

12/09/2022 02:22:46

girls have this name to just like me im a girl and my nam is tanner tuttle

11/27/2022 02:22:06

Cute name for a cool athletic boy. Other kids seem to like it, & It's not over'sed yet.

11/21/2022 19:24:30

hey becaues my little brother has your name it is so cute

11/21/2022 13:14:12

We named our son Tavian in 2011 and he's 9 now. We'd only ever head of one person named Tavian, but it looks like It's caught on! We also named our second son Kaden, and our daughter Jalee Rylin which we've not heard before. We're glad to hear Tavian has caught on! SO many people have complimented us over the years.

11/15/2022 19:41:48

My 7 year old daughter is Tanner Mackenzie and her nickname is Tanner Bug. We love it and were very surprised to read that there are a few other girl Tanners out there. I like unique names and thought this would be perfect! I have a son named Tristan who is much older and, at the time, that name was uniqe too. Now....not so much!!

11/09/2022 17:38:02

I don't know anyone else named Tanner. But it is cool that i have that name and i am wondering about a good nickname. Any suggestions❤️

11/07/2022 21:50:40

My friend's named Tanner. he's the only person i've met with the name. I think the name fits him well- It's a cute name for an athletic guy. He plays baseball and I'must say is cute. He is 15.

10/27/2022 10:28:14

Yo IDK about this guy... he'seems like a bit of a dinophobe.

10/14/2022 16:49:34

It's my grandson's name. Cool boy - smart, creative.

10/14/2022 05:04:14

My Name Is Tanner And I Was Born On July 25,2007!!!

08/14/2022 21:04:48

My little man is named Tanner-I picked it because it isnt too popular but people have heard of it.I have never met a girl named Tanner and probably wouldnt have named a girl that. But then again my daughters name is Skyler and I wouldnt have named a boy that.

08/02/2022 08:57:36

I named my son Tanner cause it Isn't all that common and It'sounds kinda country to me! No one misspells it or mispronounces his name but he is only 3 right and not in school. My younger'sisters do go to school with a Tanner, and we ran into a little girl at the zoo named Tanner....Her mom thought I was yelling at her kid. I love this name and I'm trying to coming with a sibling name cause I just found out I'm pregnant with my 2nd.

05/30/2022 11:25:12

My name is Tanner, born in '92. It's a good name. There's obviously better ones, but at least no one mispronounces it and It's easy to spell :)

05/15/2022 11:49:30

My name is but only " Tanner ". I do not have a last name or a middle name. I beli've I'may be the only " Tanner one name " in the world which is a true honor. When it comes down to it, why would I want any other name then'that❤️ I was born in December of 1987 so I am also one of the original Tanners I beli've also. Peace to all and to all a good night

04/08/2022 16:51:00

My name is tanner ray and I'm 22 and i've only met three other people with the name tanner'so It's unique and that's wat I like about it. I get a lot of compliments on it and have many nicknames such as tan man tan the man etc so I gotta say I really like being named tanner

01/03/2022 21:14:42

Tanner as a name for our upcoming biracial boy: appropriate❤️ kind-of funny❤️

11/11/2021 04:00:36

My name Is tanner :D I actually don't really like my name. its sounds so dumb in my opinion, but i dunno. might just be me

10/27/2021 04:24:54

Our sons name is Tanner, he is 15 months old. It'suited him from the moment he was born. We love his name. His middle name is John so he often gets the nickname TJ.

10/04/2021 06:30:00

Tanner is a turrible name! My friend and I always make fun of the name Tanner, even'though we don't know anyone named it. If you are named Tanner, you are guaranteed to be a redneck loser.

08/19/2021 10:40:12

my names tanner and i have a ton of nicknames haha

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Tanner?
The origin of the name Tanner is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Tanner?
Leather Maker
*️⃣ How many people are named Tanner?
Almost 95000 people are named Tanner.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Tanner?
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