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Palmer meaning and name origin
Palmer \p(a)-lmer, pal-mer\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Palmer has 3 variant forms: Pallmer, Palmar and Palmerston.
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Popularity of Palmer
Palmer is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1113 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#151 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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