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.
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.