English occupational surname

Catcher Origin and Meaning

The name Catcher is a boy's name meaning "huntsman".

Catcher is rarely used as a baby name, but it fits alongside other occupational surnames such as Thatcher and Hunter. It might be especially appealing to baseball fans.

In the 2003 movie Down with Love, Ewan McGregor plays a character named Catcher Block — a stereotypical midcentury womanizer. His name is a clever reference to the fact that in the end, he succeeds in "catching" the object of his affection, the feminist and fiercely independent Barabara Novak.