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Gender: M Meaning of Palmer: "one who holds a palm" Origin of Palmer: English

Palmer is a name that derives from the fact that pilgrims often carried palms, thus the double meaning. It's a fresher sounding twist on such upper-crusty surname names as Porter and Parker.

Famous People Named Palmer

Sunyata Palmer, sister of actress Winona Ryder
Keke Palmer-African-American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Palmer

Palmer is the name of Matthew McConaughey's character in "Contact."

Palmer Dodge is the name of Brooklyn Decker's character in "Just Go with It."

Palmer Courtland, from the TV soap "All My Children"

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