Meaning and Origin of: Parker

Meaning and Origin of Parker

Girl 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 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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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, as a boys' name, Parker has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2009, but it has yet to break the top 50. As a girls' name, Parker is rapidly increasing in popularity. While it has yet to break the top 100, it's reached its peak at 128 in 2020, making quite the jump from 869 in 2000.

However, it is the 14th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

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:

Nicknames for Parker

  • Park
  • Parks
  • Parky
  • Peanut
  • Peter

Pairs well with these middle names