Faulkner Origin and Meaning

The name Faulkner is a boy's name of English origin meaning "falconer".

Faulkner is an old occupational surname that was used for someone who kept and trained falcons when falconry was a popular sport in medieval Europe. Anyone using it in contemporary America would probably be honoring Southern novelist William Faulkner. While we love the author, Falconer would probably be a slightly easier name to carry on the playground.

Famous People Named Faulkner

  • Sam Newton Battenberg FaulknerEnglish singer
  • William Faulknerwinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature