Occupational Names

Abdon

Hebrew biblical name of one of the judges who ruled over Israel, meaning servant, worshiper

Altman

An old GermAn nickname and surname, now sometimes used as a first name. It derives from the GermAn word alt old, and diener meaning servant It is related to the name Aldman, meaning old man

Arotza

Basque name meaning carpenter

Bailey

English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning bailiff

Baruti

Egyptian name meaning teacher

Baxter

English and Scottish occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English bæcestre, the feminine form of bæcere, meaning female baker

Booker

English occupational surname transferred to forename use. Originally, it was used to denote both a book-binder and a scribe

Brizio

Nickname for Italian Fabrizio, meaning craftsman

Butch

Originally a nickname for the occupational surname Butcher. Later it was used to address a stranger in a sort of derogatory manner. For example, Listen here, Butch..

Cainan

Biblical name of a descendant of Adam, meaning possession; smith

Carter

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "carter," someone who uses a cart.

Carver

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "carver" of wood or stone.

Ceallair

Cellar-worker Old Gaelic nickname transferred to forename use, from Latin cella meaning cellar

Cepheus

Latin form of Greek myth name Kepheus, a king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia, meaning gardener

Chandler

Old French occupational surname transferred to English forename use, meaning candle merchant

Chase

Chase, hunt Anglo-Norman surname transferred to English forename use. In the Middle Ages, it was a byname for a hunter.

Chauncey

English name derived from the old English/French nickname for a chancellor, meaning keeper of records; secretary

Chauncy

Variant of English Chauncey, meaning keeper of records, secretary

Clark

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning clerk; secretary

Clarke

Variant of English Clark, meaning clerk, secretary

Cooper

Occupational surname transferred to forename use, from Dutch kuper, itself from kup "tub; container," which in English became coop. A cooper was a maker and/or fixer of vessels such as buckets and barrels.

Cordell

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, itself from a diminutive form of Old French corde, meaning rope The occupation consisted of making strings, cords, ropes, etc.

Dacey

Tenant, vassal Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, itself originally a nickname for a feudal servant, a member of the Déise, a word which ultimately traces back to Indo-European dem-s, meaning house

Dachs

"Badger." German nickname for a hunter of badgers or someone having badger-like qualities, from the vocabulary word dahs "badger."

Deacon

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, itself ultimately from the Greek word diakonos, meaning servant

Dean

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, itself from the Latin word decanus meaning dean; ecclesiastical supervisor

Delroy

English name possibly derived from the Old French phrase del roy, meaning son/servant of the king

Deorsa

(Deòrsa): Scottish/Gaelic form of Greek Georgios, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Djordje

Serbian form of George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Djordji

Romani form of Serbian Djordje, a form of George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Draven

English name possibly derived from the Old English word drǽfend, meaning hunter

Durward

Old English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning door guard

Eallair

Scottish name derived from Gaelic Ceallair, meaning cellar worker

Ellar

Modern form of Scottish Eallair, meaning cellar worker

Fabrice

French name derived from Roman Fabricius, meaning craftsman

Fabricio

Spanish form of French Fabrice, meaning "craftsman."

Fabricius

Roman family name derived from the element faber, meaning craftsman, smith

Fabrizio

Fargo

A variant of Hungarian Vargo, itself a variant of Varga, an occupational surname meaning cobbler; shoemaker

Ferapont

Russian form of Greek Therapon, meaning "servant/worshiper."

Ferrer

From the Catalan occupational surname meaning blacksmith Once popular with Catholics who gave the name in honor of the Valencian saint Vicente Ferrer.

Fletcher

Maker of arrows English occupational surname transferred to forename use, itself from Old French flechier (from Germanic fleche arrow).

Foster

English occupational surname transferred to forename use, which could have derived from any of the following: Middle English foster foster-parent, forster forester, forster shearer, or fuyster saddle-tree maker

Gage

English and French occupational surname for a moneylender, transferred to English forename use, from the Old French word gage, meaning pledge, surety (against money lent)

Gahiji

Egyptian name meaning hunter

GÖran

Swedish form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Geordie

Pet form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georg

Czech and German form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

George

English form of Greek Georgios, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georges

French form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georgi

Bulgarian and Russian form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Georgie

Unisex pet form of English George and Georgia, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georgios

Original Greek form of English George, derived from georgos "farmer" which is a compound of ge "earth" and ergein "to work."

Georgiy

Russian form of English George, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Georgo

Esperanto form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georgs

Latvian form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Georgy

Variant of Russian Georgiy, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Gheorghe

Romanian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Giorgino

Diminutive form of Italian Giorgio, meaning "little earth-worker, farmer."

Giorgio

Italian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Gjergj

Albanian form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Gjorgji

Macedonian form of English George, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Goban

Irish name possibly composed of the word gobha and a diminutive suffix, yielding little smith

Goga

Russian pet form of Georgi, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Goibniu

Irish myth name of a smith god who provided weapons for the Tuatha De Danaan, derived from the element gobha meaning smith

Gora

Pet form of Russian Yegor, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Gorgi

Variant of Macedonian Gjorgji, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Gorka

Basque form of Greek Georgios, meaning earth-worker, farmer

Gorya

Pet form of Russian Yegor, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Govannon

Welsh equivalent of Irish smith god Goibniu, meaning smith

Grosvenor

Chief/Great hunter Surname transferred to English forename use, itself composed of the Anglo-Norman French elements gros chief, great and veneur hunter

Gyorgy

Hungarian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Gyuri

Pet form of Hungarian Gyorgy, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."

Harper

English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning harp player

Henwas

Welsh name meaning old servant

Hereward

Army-guard Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements here army and weard guard

Holic

Cz. Occupational surname meaning barber

Howard

High guard English surname transferred to forename use, itself ultimately of Scandinavian origin, composed of the elements ha high and ward guard, warden

Hunter

English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning hunter

Iorghu

Romanian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
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