Other Origin(s):British
Baby will soar through life with a name like this! Faulkner is a masculine surname-turned-given name that has Latin and English origins. Meaning “falconer,” this was an occupational moniker that was given to those who worked with falcons, training and keeping them. These majestic birds of prey are found all over the world, and have come to be synonymous with focus, speed, and intelligence. Literary lovers will enjoy this name’s connection to the American writer, William Faulkner, who penned classics like The Sound Of Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August. He even went on to win a Nobel Prize for literature.

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