The name Author is a boy's name of English origin. Author and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Posh British CAF w/ occupations".
From the experts:
An occupation name that sounds odd to the modern ear but enjoyed some use a century ago. May make a comeback as a more genteel brother to the new union of boys (and girls) with worker names such as Mason, Carter, and Bailey.