What does Parker mean?
Parker /park-er/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Parker for boys. Parker reached its peak rank of #73 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)