Parker Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I have an eleven year old son who is named Parker. It is an incredibly strong name. He has an I.Q. that is at genius level. He is very sweet and easy going. He loves his name, no other kids in his classes have the same name. I think it really does work...it's a strong name and it's derivative of being a "park keeper" kind of insinuates that this will be a happy, kind hearted, somewhat laid back (in the good way) type of person. Which my son is. Parker Thomas. He is an amazingly talented and incredible person. I don't know if his name really has anything to do with that but it truly suits him.
My Parker's Middle name is Alexander.
- Personal experiences with the name Parker: | Edit
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.
My brothers name is Parker. When he was little he didn't like but I think now he's fond of it. It's unique but not too unique, and it fits his personality
- Nicknames for Parker: | Edit
- Meanings and history of the name Parker: | Edit
Keeper of the forest; Gamekeeper
Old-English Occupational Surname
- 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.
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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 is the name (maybe an alias) of the character in a series of novels written by Donald E Westlake under the pseudonym Richard Stark.
Parker Rooney is the youngest child of the Rooney family on Disney Channel's "Liv and Maddie"