Names That Mean Worker

  1. Mason
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "worker in stone"
    • Description:

      Mason is an occupational surname that ranked among the Top 10 name for boys throughout the 2010s, after its choice as one of the first Kardashian baby names.
  2. Granger
    • Origin:

      English and French surname
    • Meaning:

      "worker of the granary"
    • Description:

      If you're seeking a solid last-name-first occupational name with a warm, friendly sound, one that's not overused, this could be it.
  3. Hall
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "worker at the hall"
    • Description:

      A simple, self-possessed, somewhat serious surname, which might work better as a middle.
  4. Lanier
    • Origin:

      French occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "wool worker"
    • Description:

      The fashionable occupational last name category gets some French flair with this, Tennessee Williams's middle name.
  5. Jurian
    • Origin:

      Medieval German
    • Meaning:

      "earth worker"
    • Description:

      Medieval German form of George
  6. Macen
    • Origin:

      English, feminine variation of Mason
    • Meaning:

      "worker in stone"
    • Description:

      Rather than going with a yooneek spelling like Macen (or Maysen or Masyn), we'd suggest sticking with the original Mason, as Kelsey Grammer did for his daughter.
  7. Granger
    • Origin:

      English and French surname
    • Meaning:

      "worker of the granary"
    • Description:

      If you're seeking a solid last-name-first occupational name with a warm, friendly sound, one that's not overused, this could be it. The association with Hermione Granger makes this particular name feel useable on a girl. Granger debuted in the US charts for girls in 2022.
  8. Brazier
    • Origin:

      Occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "worker with brass"
    • Description:

      Would be an obscure but winning entry in this category, except for its similarity to the word brassiere, which would certainly arouse unwanted attention in grade school.