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What does Parke mean?

Parke Pronunciation of Parke [parke] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the name Parke means "park keeper". Parke is a variant form of Parker (Old English): occupational name used as surname.

Associated with: old english, park (tree), keeper (defender).


3 different relations via Parker: Parkes, Parkman and Parks.

Creative forms:
(male) Palke, Preke, ..

(female) Parca, Pare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Parke Jadon (P.J.), ..

How popular is Parke?

Parke is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#7310 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Parke (outside Top 2000) are Parker (#72 via latest list) and Parks. Other forms, like Parkman, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Parke was more pronounced 2 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.28%, 5.6% less). Parker is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Parker, Parks in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Parker outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bake, Berke, Burke, Clarke, Dirke, Falke, Fawke (see Fulk), Hawke, Jake, Laike, Lake, Pace, Packer, Packey, Page, Paice, Paige, Paine, Par, Paris, Parken, Parkin, Parnel, Parr, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Parvez, Pavle, Payce, Payge, Payne, Pearce, Perce, Pike, Pyke, Roarke, Rorke, Starke, Wake and Yorke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Parke.

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