Pronunciation: \s(u)-mner, sum-ner\
Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: one who serves a summons
Similar Names: Stoner, Miner, Munir, Muneir, Muneer, Simone, Simen, Skinner, Suman
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1563
Sumner \s(u)-mner, sum-ner\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sumner is "one who serves a summons". Occupational name for a medieval legal official. In Geoffrey Chaucer's well-known "Canterbury Tales", a summoner is one of the pilgrims headed to Canterbury. Entrepreneur Sumner Redstone.
Similar baby names are Stoner, Miner, Munir, Muneir, Muneer, Simone, Simen, Skinner and Suman.
Sumner is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1563 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)