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Gender: Male Origin of Sumner: English occupational name

The name Sumner is a boy's name . Sumner and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Billionaire Sumner Redstone, the nonagenarian owner of CBS and Viacom, practically has a monopoly on his first name -- for now. But Hunter, Asher and Ryder have ushered in a major vogue "-er" names, so it may only be a matter of time before parents discover this one.

Charles Sumner, the great abolitionist senator from the 19th century, would be a terrific namesake.

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Famous People Named Sumner

Sumner Murray Redstone, American media mogul
(Benjamin) Sumner Welles, American diplomat and political advisor
Sumner Getchell, American film actor
Sumner Chilton Powell, American historian and author
Sumner Paine, American Olympic shooter
Sumner Archibald Cunningham, American Confederate veteran and editor
Sumner Stone, American typeface designer
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka Sting, English singer-songwriter
James B. Sumner, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the name Sumner

English occupational surname, meaning "summoner," or one who hands out summons from the sheriff.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico, USA
Sumner - Suburb of Christchurch , New Zealand


kpearl8 Says:


nevermind, I was thinking Sumter :P

RoddyThlayli Says:


This sounds like a grumpy army general to me.

vintageisfave Says:


The only Sumner I know is actually a girl.