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Gender: Male Meaning of Lanier: "wool worker" Origin of Lanier: French occupational name

The name Lanier is a boy's name of French origin meaning "wool worker". Lanier and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

The fashionable occupational last name category gets some French flair with this, Tennessee Williams's middle name.

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Famous People Named Lanier

Lanier W. Phillips, U.S Navy sailor and oceanographer
Algernod Lanier Washington aka Plies, American rapper
Jesse Lanier Cooper, son of actress Marianne Leone Cooper
Sidney Lanier, Poet

Pop Culture References for the name Lanier

A French surname pronounced 'Lan-yay'