Parker: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Parker

Parker

Pronunciation: PAHR-ker (key)

Origin of the name Parker:

Transferred use of the surname which arose as an occupational name for one who worked in a park. The name is derived from the Middle English parker (a park-keeper, a gamekeeper).

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I have met two young Parkers. They are both very sweet boys.

My nephew is named Parker. Not my favorite, but he's a very sweet and energetic little boy who loves the Ninja Turtles.

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Kerr

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Famous real-life people named Parker: | Edit

Parker Stevenson, American actor.
Parker O'Donnell, son of Rosie O'Donnell
Parker MacDonald, Canadian hockey player and coach.
Parker "Bullet" Hall, American professional football player.

Parker in song, story & screen: | Edit

Parker Lewis, title character from the sitcom, "Parker Lewis Can't Lose"
Parker Brothers, toy and board game manufacturer.
Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston historical landmark. Famous for their celebrity and political clientele.
Parker Paint, a paint distributor.
Parker, one of the twin teenage boys on desperate housewives (Parker and Porter).
The son of Seeley Booth in "Bones" is named Parker.
"Parker Lewis Can't Lose (But I'm Gunna Give It My Best Shot)", song by Fall Out Boy
Parker is the name (maybe an alias) of the character in a series of novels written by Donald E Westlake under the pseudonym Richard Stark.

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