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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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  • Palmer

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    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.  Read More 

  • Park

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    A grassy place with trees is a nice image to attach to a name.  Read More 

  • Parker

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    One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing. The association with Charlie Parker gives Parker itself a jazzy edge.  Read More 

  • Patrick

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    Patrick, long tied to a hyper-Irish image, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a stylish classic, as it has long been considered in England. Along with such choices as Charles and George, Pat... Read More 

  • Patterson

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    Patterson is an upscale name worth considering if you're looking to continue a line of Peters, but soundalike Paterson is a downscale city in New Jersey. Read More 

  • Paxton

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    Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax. Paxton ... Read More 

  • Peter

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    A classic New Testament name, Peter's popularity has been sliding since the 1950s, which makes it a good choice if you're seeking a less-used classic with many nice childhood associations, like Pet... Read More 

  • Pierce

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    Actor Pierce Brosnan brings a strong helping of charm to this name. Read More 

  • Powell

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    Powerful surname choice with many distinguished bearers, fresher sounding than Parker.  Read More 

  • Preston

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    Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first. One of the most popular names of its genre, ... Read More 

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