Gender: Male Origin of Sumner: English occupational name

Sumner Origin and Meaning

The name Sumner is a boy's name .

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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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.