Names That Mean Palm

  1. Palmer
    • Origin:

      English surname and occupational
    • Meaning:

      "he who holds the palm"
    • Description:

      Palmer is one of the many boy names for girls that's climbing the popularity ladder. It could make a very modern honor name for grandma Pamela.
  2. Tamara
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm tree"
    • Description:

      Adding a final a to Tamar lends it a more sensual Slavic tone, making it a more popular choice than the original.
  3. Palmer
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "one who holds a palm"
    • Description:

      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.
  4. Tamar
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm tree"
    • Description:

      Tamar is a rich, strong Old Testament name sometimes given to girls born on the holiday of Sukkoth, as palm branches were used to make the roof of the sukkah. In the Bible, there are several Tamars, including a daughter of King David and also Absalom's daughter, who is praised for her 'fair countenance'.
  5. Nikau
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "palm tree"
    • Description:

      Nikau is among the most popular Maori names for boys in New Zealand. It sounds like a cousin to Nicholas, but Nikau is actually the name of a palm tree native to the islands.
  6. Barbossa
    • Origin:

      Portuguese surname
    • Meaning:

      "a place with many palm trees"
    • Description:

      Barbossa (also spelled Barbosa) is derived from the Barbosa palm. It is also a common place name, with towns called Barbossa spread across Latin America. Film buffs might also recall that Barbossa is the name of the captain of the Black Pearl in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean".
  7. Tamir
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "owner of many palm trees"
    • Description:

      A Near Eastern favorite, with an agreeable, evocative sound.
  8. Ozanne
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "Palm Sunday"
    • Description:

      There's no shortage of quirky ways to get to hip nickname Oz -- Ozias, Osborne, Ozymandias -- but this one may appeal to parents looking for a full name with some religious significance. It was originally a name for Palm Sunday, which came from the Latin word for "hosanna."

  9. Tomer
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "palm tree"
    • Description:

      Tomer was once a Top 100 name in Israel — it fell out in 2016.
  10. Tamari
    • Origin:

      Georgian variation of Tamar, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm tree"
    • Description:

      Tamar is a feminine Hebrew name, but this variation is used on girls and boys in the US. Tamari is also the name of a Japanese condiment similar to soy sauce.
  11. Itamar
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm island"
    • Description:

      In the Old Testament, Itamar (or Ithamar) was the youngest son of Aaron.
  12. Pritha
    • Origin:

      Hindi from Sanskrit "palm of the hand"
    • Meaning:

      "palm of the hand"
  13. Sago
    • Origin:

      Malay
    • Meaning:

      "palm starch"
  14. Toma
    • Origin:

      Feminine short form of Thomas or form of Tamar, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm tree"
    • Description:

      If you're looking for an honor name for grandpa Tom, this could be a good choice. It's also used as a male short form of the name in Eastern Europe.
  15. Tamari
    • Origin:

      Georgian variation of Tamar, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "date palm tree"
    • Description:

      Tamari is a rare form of Tamar that used on girls and boys in the US. Beware that tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce-like condiment.