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Meaning and name origin

Parker \p(a)-rker, par-ker\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Parker), is pronounced PAR-ker. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Parker is "park keeper". Occupational name used as surname, and popular in the 19th century as a given name. Actor Parker Stevenson; musician Charlie Parker; historian Francis Parkman.


Parker has 4 variant forms: Parke, Parkes, Parkman and Parks.


Parker is a somewhat popular first name for males (#878 out of 1220, Top 72%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#47 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Parker for boys. Parker reached its highest rank of #73 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Parker name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Barker, Packer and Parken. These names tend to be less commonly used than Parker.