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.