Turner is a boy’s given name and surname of English and Old French origin. Deriving from the Old French word tornier, meaning “lathe,” it arrived to England from Normandy, France as an occupational surname for a woodworker. It’s currently the 25th most common surname in the UK. Famous bearers include English musician Alex Turner and English actress Sophie Turner, with a historical bearer being painter J. M. W. Turner. More unusual than similar surname names such as Tyler, Tucker, and Taylor, Turner has a feeling of effortless cool that’s sure to help baby stand out.

Famous People Named Turner

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  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Lana Turner
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