English occupational name

Sumner Origin and Meaning

The name Sumner is a boy's name meaning "summoner".

Billionaire Sumner Redstone, the nonagenarian owner of CBS and Viacom, practically has a monopoly on his first name — for now. But Hunter, Asher, and Ryder have ushered in a major vogue "-er" names, so it may only be a matter of time before parents discover this one.

Charles Sumner, the great abolitionist senator from the 19th century, would be a terrific namesake.

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Famous People Named Sumner

  • Sumner Murray RedstoneAmerican media mogul
  • (Benjamin) Sumner WellesAmerican diplomat and political advisor
  • Sumner GetchellAmerican film actor
  • Sumner Chilton PowellAmerican historian and author
  • Sumner PaineAmerican Olympic shooter
  • Sumner Archibald CunninghamAmerican Confederate veteran and editor
  • Sumner StoneAmerican typeface designer
  • Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka StingEnglish singer,songwriter
  • James B. Sumnerwinner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Sumner in Pop Culture

  • English occupational surnamemeaning "summoner," or one who hands out summons from the sheriff.
  • Fort SumnerNew Mexico, USA
  • SumnerSuburb of Christchurch , New Zealand