What does Palmer mean?
Palmer [pal-mer] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Palmer). Palmer's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of the name Palmer is "palm tree". Palmer is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -er, of Palma (Latin): place name.
Associated with: tree.
(female) Paimer, Paymer, ..
(male) Palge, Palmerre, ..
How popular is Palmer?
Palmer is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#158 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Palmer for girls. Palmer was first listed in 2012 and reached its highest position of #1349 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Palma is the only other prominent alternative form of Palmer (#1349 from current records). Other variants, like Palmira, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Palmer was at its highest 104 years ago and is almost as conventional today.
Recommended names are Bader, Easter▼, Eimer, Emer, Gayner, Harper▲, Padget, Padma, Padme, Page, Paget, Paige, Paine, Pali, Palila, Pallas, Palles, Paloma▲, Palometa (see Paloma), Pam▼, Pama, Pamela▼, Pammela, Pammie, Pammy, Pansey, Parker▲, Patte, Pattee, Pattey, Paule, Pauleen, Paulie, Paxten, Payge, Payne, Peale, Pealle, Pepper, Pier, Pilar, Piper▲, Pollee (see Polly), Polley, Pyper▲, Silver, Somer, Sommer, Summer▲, Tayler▼, Tyler▼, Tyller, Walker and Wallker. These names tend to be more commonly used than Palmer.