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Gender: M 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 "Quintuplet Boys!".

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.

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Famous People Named Faulkner

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

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