Parker Name Meaning & Origin

Parker

Pronunciation: PAHR-ker (key)

Origin of the name Parker:

Transferred use of the surname that 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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Comments and insights on the name Parker: | Edit

Boys name!!!! (I disagree, its a unisex name)

Parker as a girl's name is solidly preppy. It gives a similar impression of prep school snobbery as the name Blair does.

I completely disagree with the person above me.... I think this name is a little preppy, but so are names like Sebastian and Hadley, but like those names, Parker is effortlessly cool. It also is unisex, which I think is hot...

^^^^ Haha person above me. I completely agree! This name is so sexy cool! I love it so much,

My daughter (born in 2013) is named Parker - we have gotten nothing but compliments! Unfortunately it seems to be rapidly trending upward over the last few years, so I hope it's not the next Harper. We adore her name and wouldn't change it - although if choosing this, or any other unisex name, I highly recommend a feminine middle name to pair with it.

I know a family that has 3 girls named Parker, Harper, and Carter. Too masculine for me!

Personal experiences with the name Parker: | Edit

This is my name. I was named after a cancer patient my parents met when my mom was five months pregnant with me. The girl I am named after lost her battle the day before I was born. That's why I'm named Parker.
My younger cousin's name is Parker; she is super full of energy!

Nicknames for Parker: | Edit

Park, Parks, Ark, Arky
Parky, Parakeet

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Famous real-life people named Parker: | Edit

Parker McKenna Posey, American child actress
Parker Christian Posey, American actress
Park Overall, American actress (real name Parker), famous for her role on Empty Nest.

Parker in song, story & screen: | Edit

Parker was a female character in the TV show "Veronica Mars."
Parker is also a female character on the TNT show "Leverage."
Parker Brown is a female character in Nora Roberts' "Happy Ever After."
Parker Halliwell,middle daughter of Phoebe Halliwell and Coop in the TV show "Charmed".Has two sisters:Prudence Johanna "PJ" and Patricia.

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