Faulkner Origin and Meaning

The name Faulkner is boy's name of English origin meaning "falconer".
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 FaulknerEnglish singer
  • William Faulknerwinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature