Gender: Male Meaning of Parker: "park-keeper" Origin of Parker: English occupational name Parker's Popularity in 2019: #98

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.

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Rank in US: #98

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Parks, Parkman, Park, Parke, Parkes


ParanoidAndroid Says:


Like Cooper and Walker, this is another one of those names that was somewhat used more than a century ago, disappeared for a while, and then made a slow resurgence in the 80s. Parker isn't anything ridiculously uptight or dated, while still having a modern edge to it. Not a bad choice.

fearlessfirefly Says:


It doesn't flow well and sounds a bit like a phrase.

mamaof5 Says:


Thinking of this as a middle name for Leif

raevynstar Says:


This and Walker both have a pleasantly Southern sound.