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Gender: Male Origin of Author: Word and occupational name

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".

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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.

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Bitsy Poet Says:


It's a good thing I didn't have kidswhen I was little, I always dreamed of naming twin sons Arthur and Author

Guest Says:


As a kid, for the longest time I got Arthur and author confused.