Occupational Baby Names

Occupational baby names, most of them originally surnames to describe the person's job, have taken on significant style value over the past years and are destined to rise even further. Think of them as the surname-names or place-names of the future. Most of these baby names work best for boys, but can cross over to the girls' side.
  • Harper

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade. Harper is a prime example of the trend of surnames that turn into... Read More 

  • Hooper

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Lively, friendly surname that might appeal to basketball fans. Read More 

  • Hunter

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Hunter, currently at Number 40--slightly since last year-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened... Read More 

  • Jagger

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Jagger is a swaggering Rolling Stone of a name that's been picked up by a number of fellow celebs, including Lindsay Davenport and Brett Scallions--while Soleil Moon Frye pulled a gender switch... Read More 

  • Jeter

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    Jeter, which of course is used as a first name only because of Yankee star Derek, rhymes with Peter and may be derived from the French surname Jette, which was often bestowed on foundlings because... Read More 

  • Kiefer

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    Kiefer is a strong occupational surname associated with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, but one that could well join the other 'er' surnames currently in favor.

    Kiefer Sutherland, the son... Read More 

  • Lander

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    Possibility in the Landon vein. Read More 

  • Lanier

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    The fashionable occupational last name category gets some French flair with this, Tennessee Williams's middle name. Read More 

  • Mason

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Mason is a supertrendy name for boys that's starting to cross over -- Kelsey Grammer used it for his daughter. Creative speller's delight. Read More 

  • Mercer

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Mercer is an attractive possibility which is an occupational name that doesn't sound like one. Mercer and its cool, sophisticated short form Merce project a super creative image via their artistic... Read More 

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