Tanner Meaning and Origin

The name Tanner is a boy’s name meaning “leather maker” and is of English, Dutch, German or Finnish origin. The English and Dutch form was an occupational surname for someone who was a tanner of leather skins, derived from Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre from Late Latin tannarius. The German form is a topographical name from German ‘Tanne’, meaning fir tree. In the Finnish language, the word ‘tanner’ means ‘open field.’ A surname turned first name that’s rugged and handsome with a pinch of southern charm for good measure. 

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