Palmer

Palmer - A very unique female name



  Oct 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Palmer, meaning he who holds the palm, appeared on the charts for the first time in 2011 on position #4803. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Palmer and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Palmer? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Palmer. The baby girl name Palmer was given to 75 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1686 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 18,843 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Palmer peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 1686.



Famous with this name

Teresa Palmer
Keke Palmer
Zoie Palmer


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Palmer is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Palmer is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #553 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,704.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Palmer is where you live.


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Palmer origin and meaning

Palmer is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means he who holds the palm. To see famous people named Palmer, pop culture references for the name Palmer and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Palmer

We've found the following names that sound similar to Palmer, sorted by popularity.

Palmira / Palmyra /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121686
20114803

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia553
Kentucky562
Mississippi563
Minnesota625
Ohio1361
North Carolina1528
Florida1906
Texas1938
California2704

Even more about Palmer


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Palmer a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Palmer?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Palmer
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 18,843
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 2011
2012 births +75

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