Meaning and Origin of: Parker

Meaning and Origin of Parker

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Cultivated land

What does Parker mean and stand for?

The name Parker is of Old English origin and means "cultivated land." It derives from the English surname that was for people "keepers of the park."

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc ‘park’ (see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland.
  • Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

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Famous people who gave their babies this name


Parker is the number ninety-eight most popular boys name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2009, but it has yet to break the top 50.

However, it is the 14th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Parker was at its peak popularity in July 2018.

Parker was a first generation surname and has recently gained popularity as a given name. Popular namesakes include Parker Cannon, Parker Fennelly, Parker McLachlin, and Parker Posey. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Parker.

Where is it Popular?

Parker was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names