Names That Mean Keeper

  1. Parker
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "park keeper"
    • Description:

      Indie actress Parker Posey put a female imprint on this sophisticated surname that's still about three times as common for boys but rising for both sexes. Parker has the advantage of its nature connection, relating it to such occupational names as Gardener and Forester.
  2. Caspar
    • Origin:

      Persian, variation of Gaspar
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of the treasure"
    • Description:

      After half a century, this otherwise feasible name has at last started to lose its link to the friendly ghost; it certainly didn't scare model Claudia Schiffer, who chose it for her son, as did Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost. Iconoclastic namer Jason Lee switched genders and called his daughter Casper. Also related to the revived Jasper, Caspar seems headed towards the path to a similar resurgence.
  3. Spencer
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of provisions"
    • Description:

      Yes, Spencer makes a plausible and powerful female choice these days, though still thought of as primarily for boys. Kelsey Grammer used it for his daughter in the 1980's. Spencer made its first appearance on the girls' Top 1000 in 2017.
  4. Gardner
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of the garden"
    • Description:

      Surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options.
  5. Eachann
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of horses"
    • Description:

      Authentic Gaelic name with pronunciation problems in the US. In Scotland Eachann has been anglicized as Hector, not because of its sound, but because the Trojan hero Hector had the reputation as a mighty horseman.
  6. Gardener
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of the garden"
    • Description:

      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 in Gardner (born George Cadogan Gardner) McCay, a hunky TV heartthrob of the 1950s and 60s. Gardner is a much more common surname spelling, associated with screen legend Ava, mystery writer Erle Stanley and art collector and patron Isabella Stewart, founder of Boston's Gardner Museum.
  7. Siavash
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of black stallions"
    • Description:

      Siavash is a mythical prince and major character in the Persian epic Shahnameh written in 1010 CE.
  8. Gardner
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of the garden"
    • Description:

      One of the best of this fashionable occupational group, strong and particularly well suited to a girl, also with alluring connection to glamour girl Ava Gardner.
  9. Gardener
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "keeper of the garden"
    • Description:

      One of the most pleasant and evocative of the hot new occupational names. Related name: Gardner, as in Ava.