Gender: Male Meaning of Parson: "clergyman" Origin of Parson: English occupational name

Parson Origin and Meaning

The name Parson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "clergyman".

The name Parson might have seemed ridiculous even a few years ago, but when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe named their son Deacon, they opened up a whole new field of ecclesiastical cool. Bishop, Priest, and Pastor are other possibilities.

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lesliemarion Says:


I love clerical names like Parson, Bishop, Deacon, and Elder, but it doesn't seem quite fair to bestow them on an unformed infant.

DearestJules Says:


Sound like Person to me

Cheyenne Thornton Says:


Many people I bring this name up to still think it's ridiculous, but I think Parson is not that much different than the name Carson. I don't particularly care for the meaning behind it. Also, I tend to think of the Christmas song "Winter Wonderland" when I hear this name. ("In the meadow we can build a snowman/And pretend that he's Parson Brown.")