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Warner

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
84k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Warner mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Warner

User Submitted Origins

German
50%
English
38%
American
8%
Scottish
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Warner means "I am the Warn of Er" and is of American origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Warn"er
One who warns; an admonisher.
noun Warn"er
A warrener.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who gives a warning to others
  2. United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
    1. A patronymic surname​ derived from a medieval given name, from Germanic war, warin "guard" + hari, heri "army", modern German Werner.
    2. A occupational surname​, reduced from Warrener.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, of occasional usage.
  3. A placename
    1. A village in Alberta, Canada.
    2. A town in New Hampshire, United States.
    3. A town in Oklahoma, United States.
    4. A town in South Dakota, United States.

Notable Persons Named Warner

Notable Persons Named Warner

Warner Baxter

Warner Baxter was an actor. He was most active from 1914 to 1950. Warner was born on March 29th, 1889 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 7th, 1951.

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Warner Oland

Warner Oland was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1906 to 1906. Warner was given the name Johan Verner Ölund on October 3rd, 1879 in Nyby, Bjurholm Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden. He left this life on August 6th, 1938.

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Warner Wolf

Warner Wolf is a sports commentator and sportscaster. Warner was given the name Warner William Wolf on November 11th, 1937 in Washington, D.C.

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Warner Anderson

Warner Anderson was an actor. He was most active from 1916 to 1975. Warner was born on March 10th, 1911 in Brooklyn. He died on August 26th, 1976.

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Warner Hahn

Warner Hahn is a soccer player for the Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam, AFC Ajax, FC Dordrecht, PEC Zwolle, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Warner was born on June 15th, 1992 in Rotterdam.

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Warner Mack

Warner Mack is a country music singer-songwriter. His career lasted from 1957 to 1977. Warner was given the name Warner Hensley McPherson, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Warner is also known as Warner Mack.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Warner

Notable Persons With the Last Name Warner

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is an industrial rock, industrial metal, hard rock, alternative metal, and shock rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1989. Marilyn was given the name Brian Hugh Warner on January 5th, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, U.S.

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Amelia Warner

Amelia Warner is an actress, singer, and songwriter. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Amelia was given the name Amelia Catherine Bennett on June 4th, 1982 in Merseyside, UK.

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Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner is a football player. Kurt was born on June 22nd, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa.

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Mark Warner

Mark was born on December 15th, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

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David Warner

David Warner is an actor. He was most prominent from 1962 to present. David was born on July 29th, 1941 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK.

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an actor, director, and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Malcolm-Jamal was born on August 18th, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States.

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  • Jack L. Warner
    Film Executive
  • John Warner
    Office Holder
  • Harry Warner
    Film Executive
  • Albert Warner
    Film Executive
  • Justin Warner
  • Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner
    College Coach
  • Jack Warner
  • MNDR
    Musician
  • H. B. Warner
    Actor
  • Dame Marina Warner
    Mythographer
  • Margaret Warner
    Journalist
  • William John Warner
    Writer
  • Charles Dudley Warner
    Writer
  • Bill Warner

Common last names for Warner

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Lewis
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Harris
  • Walker
  • Thompson
  • Peterson

Common first names for Warner

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • James
  • George
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Richard
  • Harold
  • Donald
  • Harry
  • Edward
  • Frank
  • Elizabeth
  • Mildred
  • David

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Warner U.S.
  White 84.22% 64.26%
  African American 10.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Warner

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

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Fun Facts about the name Warner

  • What name lists does Warner rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Warner? Warner is the 2,990th most popular name of all time. As a last name Warner was the 375th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Warner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,848 babies born with the first name Warner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Warner to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Warner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Warner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Warner is Wednesday, August 28th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Warner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Warner was in 1921 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Warner Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Warner is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Warner: The name spelled backwards is Renraw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rnarwe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Warner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 83,781 people with the last name Warner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Warner? Warner was ranked as the 375th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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