The name Faulkner is a boy's name of English origin meaning "falconer". Faulkner and discussed in our forums with posts like "Over the Years (dice CAF) - Round 2".
From the experts:
Faulkner is an old occupational surname that was used for someone who kept and trained falcons when falconry was a popular sport in medieval Europe. Anyone using it in contemporary America would probably be honoring Southern novelist William Faulkner. While we love the author, Falconer would probably be a slightly easier name to carry on the playground.