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Etymology & Historical Origin - Tanner
The name Tanner originated as an English surname which came from an occupational name. The Olde English word “tannere” was used to signify a person employed as a tanner of animal skins to produce leather for necessary everyday items (shoes, horse harnesses, saddles and armor) during medieval times and before. The word was probably influenced by the ancient Celtic word for the oak tree whose bark was used in the tanning process. The surname first appears as “Tannur” in the 12th century.
Popularity of the Name Tanner
In the United States Tanner came into usage as a male given name for the first time in 1976. It took the name only 17 years to reach a spot on the Top 100 list of most commonly used boys’ names. Tanner was a Top 100 favorite for only eight years (during the 1990s). At the turn of the 21st century the name has been consistently showing backwards movement on the charts. At this trajectory, we expect Tanner to fall off the Top 200 list sometime in the next few years. The trend to use last names as given names is still going strong in America, but Tanner is no longer one of the more popular ones. Nevertheless, Tanner is still a Top 100 favorite in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Vermont. Like leather itself, the name Tanner suggests a certain amount of strength and ruggedness.
Popularity of the Boy Name Tanner
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tanner
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tanner
Tanner We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Tanner.
Popular Songs on Tanner
Mr. Tanner - a song by Harry Chapin
Children's Books on the Baby Name Tanner
Tanner - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Tanner.
Famous People Named Tanner
Famous People Named Tanner - Tanner Glass (hockey player)
Children of Famous People Named Tanner
Famous People who Named their Son Tanner - Danny Ainge (basketball manager); Randy Johnson (baseball player)
Tanner - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Tanner - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tanner.
Personality of the Boy Name Tanner
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Tanner