English occupational name

Parker Origin and Meaning

The name Parker is a boy's name of English origin meaning "park-keeper".

One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 100 for boys. About three times as many boys as girls get this occupational name. The association with Charlie Parker gives Parker itself a jazzy edge, and it also has a nature-related meaning. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Parker.

# 94 in the US

Parker Rank in US Top 1000

# 197 on Nameberry

Parker Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Parker Popularity

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Famous People Named Parker

  • Parker StevensonAmerican actor
  • Parker CleavelandGeologist and mineralogist
  • Parker FennellyAmerican actor
  • Parker Gispertlead singer of The Whigs
  • Parker GriffithAmerican politician
  • Parker HallAmerican football player
  • Parker Jacobsartist, actor, and musician
  • Parker JohnstoneAmerican racecar driver
  • Parker MacDonaldCanadian ice hockey player
  • Parker McKenzieAmerican linguist
  • Parker McLachlinProfessional golfer
  • Parker Hendrick Croft IIIAmerican actor
  • Parker Cannonlead singer of "The Story So Far"
  • Parker SchnabelAmerican TV personality
  • Parker FerrisYouTuber
  • Parker Jaren O'Donnellson of actress Rosie O'Donnell
  • Parker Guiceson of actress Lisa Peluso and Brad Guice
  • Parker Foster Aiken (b. 2008)son of singer and politician Clay Aiken
  • Parker Bridge (b. 2013)son of footballer Wayne Bridge and singer Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays
  • Parker Emmanuel Carson (b. 2017)son of Midland guitarist Jess Carson

Parker in Pop Culture

  • Parker Boothson of Seeley Booth on TV's 'Bones'
  • Parker Lucianicharacter in the game "Resident Evil: Revelations"
  • Peter Parkeraka Spider,Man
  • Parker 'Shy' Cagecharacter in Kristen Ashley's "Motorcycle Man" and later a main romantic lead in "Own the Wind"
  • Lucas Parkercharacter in the "Shadow Falls" series by C.C. Hunter
  • Parker Scavocharacter in "Desperate Housewives"
  • Parker Langerakcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Parker Rooneycharacter on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
  • Parker Grantcharacter from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"

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