The meaning of the name Sojourner is Temporary Resident. The origin of the name Sojourner is American. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Sojourner was a name created by African-American abolitionist Isabella Baumfree in 1843 when she changed her name to Sojourner Truth. Americanized form of French verb so'journer, meaning "to stay temporarily in one place."