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It’s Professional: 10 Baby Boy Names Inspired By Occupations

Stuck for ideas on what to name your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy? Here are some baby boy names inspired by occupations.

1 Deacon

The word deacon derives from a Greek word diákonos which is a standard ancient Greek word meaning 'servant', 'waiting-man', 'minister' or 'messenger'.

2 Cooper

A cooper is someone who makes utensils, barrels and other accessories, usually out of wood that had been steamed. 

3 Harper

A surname that’s been long present in Ireland, Harper is of English, Scottish and Irish decent meaning someone who plays on a harp/harp player. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall.

4 Hunter

Being exactly what it says, a hunter was responsible for handling the hounds and organising the day’s hunting as required by the Master of the Hunt. A strong name for a boy.

5 Marshall

Originally it was the name for a man who looked after horses, but later was used to describe different occupations: A high official of state in the royal household, one with military responsibilities, or a humble shoeing-smith or farrier.

6 Parker

Another surname well-known in Ireland today, Parker derives from Old English. It was the occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park. 

7  Ryder

An occupational name for a mounted warrior or messenger, the term 'ryder' (or rider) was replaced by Knight. It can also be loosely translated from Gaelic to the meaning 'horseman.'

8 Baker

A very straight forward occupational name meaning 'to bake'. The surname may have also been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery, or bricks.

9 Coleman

An English occupational name for a 'burner of charcoal' or a 'gatherer of coal'. Its roots are also in the northern counties with the Irish personal name Colmán, which is in turn derived from the word Colm, meaning 'dove'.

10 Travis

An occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare.

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