What does Palmer mean?
Palmer [palmer] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Palmer) is pronounced PAHL-mer. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Palmer is "pilgrim". Surname which refers to the palm branch carried by a Christian pilgrim while traveling to a holy shrine.
(male) Parmer, Plamer, ..
(female) Palper, .. Middle name pairings:
Palmer Blaise (P.B.), ..
How popular is Palmer?
Palmer is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1113 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#158 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Palmer reached its top position of #470 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is currently at #1293. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Ailmer (see Aylmer), Allmer, Aylmer, Balder, Balfer, Baumer, Calder, Chalmer, Delmer▼, Ellmer, Elmer▼, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Farmer, Filmer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gilmer, Halver, Hammer, Hjalmer, Kazmer, Marmer, Packer, Paley, Parker▲, Ulmer, Valter, Walder, Walker▲, Waller, Walter▼, Wilmer▼ and Wylmer. These names tend to be less commonly used than Palmer.See names in meaning and etymology.