Gender: Female Meaning of Parker: "park keeper" Origin of Parker: English occupational name Parker's Popularity in 2018: #162

Parker Origin and Meaning

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

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.

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Rank in US: #162

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sELEAr Says:


I've known a couple of boys with this name, and never a girl. I still prefer it as a girl's name though.

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


I still mostly think of this as a boy's name, but it seems normal for the Parker on Leverage.

bethlena Says:


Parker is currently my favourite name for a daughter. I cannot really say as to why I love the name so much, but something about it seems modern and sassy. I have seen much negativity on the name on other websites (especially "behind the name") which truly saddens me because I love this name very much for a little girl. My taste in names change all the time, so I cannot say if by the time I have a daughter her name will be Parker, but it has been my favourite name for a few months now. Unisex names are of interest to me at the moment, and I also love Aspen, Peyton, Blake, Kennedy, Taylor, Riley, and Dylan for a girl. For a boy, I love Hunter, Hudson, Nico, and Logan.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


I don't like this on a boy, I like it even less for a girl.

princessmadison Says:


I prefer this name for a boy IMO.

egeier Says:


This name is best left to boys only. I like the trend of giving little girls surnames and boys' names, but pick one with some poetry to it, like Quinn, for example.

MrsVanSickle14 Says:


This name has been thrown around for my sisters kids both times she has been preggers because Parks is our maiden name... my dad loves this name

_vogl_track_and_feild_ Says:


Leverage character Parker Parker refers to 20 lbs of crazy in a 5 lb bag