Tanner

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tanner

"Tanner" is a name of German origin, and it means "Leather Worker". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tan"ner
One whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
noun Tan"ner
A sixpence.

Etymology: Etym. uncertain

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A craftsman who tans skins and hides
  2. A small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​ for a tanner.
  2. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Tanner was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Tanner

Elle King is a country, soul, rock, and blues musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, and banjo. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Elle was given the name Tanner Elle Schneider on July 3rd, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Tanner was born on May 31st, 1989 in Adrian, Michigan, U.S.

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Tanner Foust is a tv show host, stunt car driver, professional drift car driver, and professional rally car driver. Tanner was born on June 13th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. Tanner is also known as Tiny Dancer (Given on Top Gear).

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Getter is a dubstep record producer and disc jockey. They were most active from 2010 to present. Getter was given the name Tanner Petulla on April 14th, 1993.

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Tanner Mangum is a football player. Tanner was born on September 8th, 1993 in Eagle, Idaho.

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Tanner Glass is a hockey player for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2007 to present. Tanner was born on November 29th, 1983 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner was an artist in the fields of painting and drawing. Henry was born Henry Ossawa Tanner on June 21st, 1859 in Pittsburgh. He passed away on May 25th, 1937.

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Bill Tanner is a chief of staff.

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Evan Tanner was a martial artist. Evan was born on February 11th, 1971 in Amarillo, Texas. He died on September 5th, 2008.

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Marion Marshall is an actress and actor. She was most active from 1947 to 1947. Marion was given the name Marion Tanner on June 8th, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Libby was given the name Elizabeth Mary Tanner on February 25th, 1970.

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How popular is the baby name Tanner in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1913 6 0 6
1915 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1921 6 0 6
1922 6 0 6
1924 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1930 7 0 7
1950 8 0 8
1961 6 0 6
1962 7 0 7
1963 10 0 10
1964 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1968 11 0 11
1969 9 0 9
1970 16 0 16
1971 14 0 14
1972 19 0 19
1973 25 0 25
1974 35 0 35
1975 47 0 47
1976 73 0 73
1977 121 0 121
1978 169 0 169
1979 309 11 298
1980 317 7 310
1981 279 0 279
1982 372 9 363
1983 406 5 401
1984 414 7 407
1985 523 9 514
1986 572 12 560
1987 731 11 720
1988 919 12 907
1989 1,245 10 1,235
1990 1,396 9 1,387
1991 2,309 38 2,271
1992 3,697 56 3,641
1993 3,868 101 3,767 #98 boy name
1994 4,017 95 3,922 #96 boy name
1995 4,430 110 4,320 #86 boy name
1996 4,285 105 4,180 #90 boy name
1997 4,793 117 4,676 #82 boy name
1998 4,825 123 4,702 #82 boy name
1999 4,642 121 4,521 #87 boy name
2000 4,336 102 4,234 #93 boy name
2001 3,915 83 3,832
2002 3,513 67 3,446
2003 3,453 63 3,390
2004 3,319 89 3,230
2005 3,143 71 3,072
2006 2,938 71 2,867
2007 2,804 76 2,728
2008 2,481 62 2,419
2009 2,495 43 2,452
2010 2,187 54 2,133
2011 2,188 55 2,133
2012 2,237 58 2,179
2013 2,106 63 2,043
2014 1,913 58 1,855
2015 1,779 69 1,710
2016 1,650 55 1,595

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Popularity of Tanner as a first name

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Popularity of Tanner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tanner U.S.
  White 82.75% 64.26%
  African American 10.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tanner

People with the last name Tanner are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tanner

  • How Popular is the name Tanner? Tanner is the 677th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tanner was the 709th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tanner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 91,438 babies born with the first name Tanner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tanner to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tanner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tanner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tanner is Sunday, August 29th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tanner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tanner was in 1998 with a total of 4,702 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tanner!
  • Random Tanner Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tanner ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 12 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Tanner: Your name in reverse order is Rennat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnrane. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tanner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,813 people with the last name Tanner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tanner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Tanner as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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