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Gender: Male Meaning of Parker: "park-keeper" Origin of Parker: English occupational name Parker's Popularity in 2017: #90

The name Parker is a boy's name of English origin meaning "park-keeper". Parker is ranked #90 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Top Unisex Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Parker

Parker Stevenson, American actor
Parker Cleaveland, Geologist and mineralogist
Parker Fennelly, American actor
Parker Gispert, lead singer of The Whigs
Parker Griffith, American politician
Parker Hall, American football player
Parker Jacobs, artist, actor, and musician
Parker Johnstone, American racecar driver
Parker MacDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
Parker McKenzie, American linguist
Parker McLachlin, Professional golfer
Parker Hendrick Croft III, American actor
Parker Cannon, lead singer of "The Story So Far"
Parker Schnabel, American TV personality
Parker Ferris, YouTuber
Parker Jaren O'Donnell, son of actress Rosie O'Donnell
Parker Guice, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Parker

Parker Booth, son of Seeley Booth on TV's 'Bones'
Parker Luciani, character in the game "Resident Evil: Revelations"
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man
Parker 'Shy' Cage, character in Kristen Ashley's "Motorcycle Man" and later a main romantic lead in "Own the Wind"
Lucas Parker, character in the "Shadow Falls" series by C.C. Hunter
Parker Scavo, character in "Desperate Housewives"
Parker Langerak, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Parker Rooney, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Parker Grant, character from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"

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mamaof5 Says:


Thinking of this as a middle name for Leif

raevynstar Says:


This and Walker both have a pleasantly Southern sound.