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What does Parkes mean?

Parkes Pronunciation of Parkes [parkes] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Parkes means "park keeper". Parkes is an alternate spelling of Parker (Old English): occupational name used as surname.

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


Parkes has 1 variant: Parks.

2 more related forms via Parker: Parke and Parkman.

Creative forms:
(male) Perkes, Prekes, ..

(female) Pares, Parper, ..

Middle name pairings:
Parkes Tegan (P.T.), ..

How popular is Parkes?

Parkes is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#10770 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Parker (#72 in 2015) and Parks are the popular related forms of Parkes (not ranked). Other forms, like Parke, are uncommon. These forms of Parkes were popular with parents less than a decade ago (usage of 0.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.3%, down 6%). Parker is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (Top Baby 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 Ares, Arles, Barker, Barnes, Burges, Charles, Davies, Eames, Ermes, Fares, Harken, Hawes, Jabes, Jaques, Jaymes, Kortes, Markel, Markese, Markess, Markey, Markos, Markus, Marques, Mayes, Narses, Oakes, Oates, Pablos, Pace, Packer, Packey, Paget, Paige, Paine, Palmer, Par, Paris, Parish, Parken, Parkin, Parkins, Parnel, Parnell, Parr, Parrey, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Parson, Parsons, Parvez, Parviz, Pats, Paulos, Paulus, Pawel, Pawnee, Paxten, Payce, Perce, Percey, Perez, Perkin, Perseus, Poriel, Porter, Purves, Purvis, Pyke, Raines, Ramses, Sayres, Wilkes, Xerxes and Yates. These names tend to be more frequently used than Parkes.

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