Gender: Male Meaning of Turner: "works with a lathe" Origin of Turner: English occupational name Turner's Popularity in 2019: #895

Turner Origin and Meaning

The name Turner is a boy's name of English origin meaning "works with a lathe".

Turner is a name that's both preppy and painterly, recalling the exquisite watercolor seascapes of British painter J.M.W. Turner. An occupational name in the Taylor-Carter mold, Turner is a more distinctive choice than many of the usual suspects.

One first-name Turner namesake is Turner Catledge, the first Executive Editor of the New York Times, but for the most part its more notable bearers were surnamed Turner: Nat, the leader of a slave rebellion and subject of a William Styron novel; media mogul Ted; musicians Ike and Tina; and glamour girl Lana. In the movie Turner & Hooch, Tom Hanks was Det. Scott Turner and Hooch was the dog.

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ThistleThorn Says:


I think that this could work on a preppy guy or a kind off artsy hipster guy. The Turn part might throw some off, though.