Gender: Male Meaning of Barker: "tanner" Origin of Barker: English occupational name

Barker Origin and Meaning

The name Barker is a boy's name of English origin meaning "tanner".

Barker may be appealing to parents looking for a name with many layers - not only does it share a meaning with the more common Shepherd and Tanner, it also brings to mind the bark of a tree, making this a surreptitious choice for nature enthusiasts.

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Zelliew Says:


This should be left as a surname in my opinion

indiefendi2 Says:


yeah I think just about any other er name besides Barker would do hahah

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I do love -er names. This one is a bit canine, though.

alexandramae Says:


Maybe Baker or Palmer would be easier to swallow and sound less animal related?

indiefendi2 Says:


My mom would have my neck if I used this but I kinda like it. It has more oomph than Parker and I'm a dog lover. I'd pick this over common ol' Tanner.