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Occupational Baby Names

Guest Author - Nancy Man

Looking for a hard-working baby name?

Many occupational names from centuries ago ended up becoming surnames, and these surnames are regularly used today as baby names.

These names aren't technically "boy names" or "girl names" -- they don't really have a gender attached -- but they are more commonly used as boy names. Still, the number of baby girls getting occupational names as first names rises every year.

Below are some of today's most popular occupational names:

Taylor (ranked 22nd for baby girls; 298th, boys) - tailor
Tyler (28th, boys) - roof-tiler
Mason (34th, boys) - stone-worker or brick-worker
Carter (50th, boys) - cart-maker or cart-driver
Hunter (56th, boys) - huntsman
Chase (61st, boys) - huntsman
Cooper (84th, boys) - barrel-maker or barrel-repairer
Bailey (85th, girls; 941st, boys) - bailiff
Parker (96th, boys; 502nd, girls) - park-keeper
Paige (97th, girls) - knight's attendant
Gage (141st, boys) - assayer
Ryder (145th, boys) - mounted officer
Piper (147th, girls) - pipe-player or flute-player
Tanner (159th, boys) - one who tans hides
Scarlett (169th, girls) - cloth-maker or cloth-seller
Harper (174th, girls; 734th, boys) - harp-player or harp-maker
Travis (177th, boys) - toll-collector
Skylar (185th, girls; 497th, boys) - scholar
Sawyer (202nd, boys) - one who saws wood
Spencer (218th for boys) - dispenser of provisions
Tucker (226th, boys) - cloth-fuller
Cash (250th, boys) - box-maker
Skyler (261st, boys; 419th, girls) - scholar
Dean (305th, boys) - dean
Cohen (323rd, boys) - priest
Marshall (403rd, boys) - marshal
Justice (428th, boys; 557th, girls) - judge
Walker (459th, boys) - cloth-fuller
Chandler (469th, boys) - candle-seller
Porter (471st, boys) - doorkeeper
Dexter (545th, boys) - cloth-dyer
Deacon (685th, boys) - deacon
Clark (708th, boys) - cleric
Wayne (759th, boys) - wagon-maker
Fisher (841st, boys) - fisherman

Other occupational names that aren't as popular include Archer, Baxter, Bishop, Booker, Brewster, Carver, Chapman, Fletcher, Foster, Millard, Miller, Schuyler, Slater, Stuart, Thatcher, Turner, Ward, Webster and Wright.


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