Parker Name Meaning & Origin
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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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!
There's a comic strip called Judge Parker. He's a guy.
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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!
My name is Parker, and I'm a girl. I am always getting comments on how unique it is, and how much people love it. Personally, I really love my name. I think it works for either a boy or a girl, and is a beautiful name.
- Nicknames for Parker: | Edit
Park, Parks, Ark, Arky
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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 Kate Busby, one of the Busby Quints
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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.