What does Parker mean?
Parker [park-er] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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.
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How popular is Parker?
Parker is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#878 out of 1220, Top 72%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#51 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Parker for boys. Parker reached its peak rank of #72 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the popularity of the boy name Parker and affiliated names. Parks is the only other popular varying form of Parker (#72 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Parker was at its most widespread 2 years ago (median #1037) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1036, down 6%). Parker has generally been a favorite of parents.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Baker, Barber, Barker, Carter▲, Carver, Farmer, Farrer, Garner, Harken, Harper▲, Jerker (see Eric), Markel, Markey, Marmer, Packer, Packert, Packey, Palmer, Parken, Parkin, Parnel, Parr, Parrey, Parvez, Porter▲, Walker▲ and Warner▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Parker.See names in meaning and etymology.