- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Faulkner: "falconer" Origin of Faulkner: English

The name Faulkner is a boy's name of English origin meaning "falconer". Faulkner and is often added to user-created lists like A List of Trendy Old Fashioned Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

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.

Find other names based on Faulkner using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Faulkner

Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner, English singer
William Faulkner, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Pop Culture References for the name Faulkner