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Parker was one of the first fashionable surname-occupational name-first names, rising for boys through the 80s and now in the Top 100. The baby names here give you a Parker feel in different ways and are more distinctive.
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  • Archer

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    Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to t... Read More 

  • Asher

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    Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing almost one hundred places in the last five years, and a nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's a... Read More 

  • Baker

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    One of the most appealing of the newly hip occupational names, evoking sweet smells emanating from the oven. Much fresher sounding than than others that have been around for awhile, like Cooper, an... Read More 

  • Carter

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    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but only now has it broken into the Top 40, leaving all the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named Carter on b... Read More 

  • Colton

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    Colton is a trendy two-syllable choice, with the popular 'on/en' ending. Colton jumped onto the popularity list in 1982 at Number 806. Then, in 1988, the hunky character Colton Shore was introduc... Read More 

  • Gardener

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    Gardener is surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options, calling up images of green grass and budding blooms. The name can also be spelled without the first ' e', as i... Read More 

  • Judson

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    With Hudson gaining in popularity, Judson -- a possible alternative to Justin -- could follow its path.  Read More 

  • Kenyon

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    Kenyon is a very engaging British surname name, the middle y giving it a kind of southwestern canyonesque undertone. Though Kenyon appears in English records as far back as the fourteenth century ... Read More 

  • Marlon

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    Associated for half a century with Marlon Brando, who inherited the French-inflected name from his father, Marlon has been especially well used by African-Americans, including the Jackson and Wayan... Read More 

  • Paden

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    This could be a new variation on the megapopular Braden-Caden-Haden bunch, or a nonmilitaristic form of Patton.  Read More 

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