Parker

Parker - A unique male name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Parker, meaning park-keeper, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1214. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Parker and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Parker? 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 Parker. The baby boy name Parker was given to 5,323 baby boys in 2012, ranking #80 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 308 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Parker peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2011 on position 79.



Famous with this name

Nate Parker
Molly Parker
Parker Posey


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Parker is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Parker is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #16 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #203.

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 Parker is where you live.


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Parker origin and meaning

Parker is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means park-keeper. To see famous people named Parker, pop culture references for the name Parker and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Parker

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


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
201280
201179
201085
200996
2008103
2007108
2006116
2005119
2004131
2003125
2002126
2001122
2000127
1999124
1998142
1997149
1996179
1995216
1994238
1993246
1992255
1991293
1990340
1989403
1988437
1987487
1986486
1985491
1984564
1983636
1982865
1981857
1980841
1979894
19781065
19771212
19761403
19752127
19721370
19711247
19701207
19691041
1968917
19651130
19641332
19621133
19611143
19601182
19591142
19581720
19571161
19551512
19541520
19531096
19521713
19511271
19501280
19481220
19471306
19461160
19451551
19441574
19431131
1941954
1940923
19391580
19381098
19361177
19351132
1934904
19331126
19321509
19311728
19301126
1929869
19281032
1927860
19261179
1925885
19241020
19231378
19221208
19201296
1919723
1918973
19171052
19161730
19151180
19141270
19131214

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont16
Montana33
Iowa33
Wisconsin36
Minnesota36
Utah38
North Dakota39
Wyoming41
Alaska44
South Dakota44
Indiana45
Maine45
Idaho45
Kansas47
Kentucky49
Nebraska49
Missouri51
New Hampshire51
Ohio56
Oregon57
Washington58
Pennsylvania58
Delaware59
West Virginia60
Louisiana60
Michigan60
Tennessee60
Alabama63
Arkansas69
Illinois72
Oklahoma74
Georgia77
Virginia77
Maryland78
Mississippi79
North Carolina81
Massachusetts82
South Carolina83
Rhode Island84
Connecticut90
Arizona94
Florida98
Hawaii98
Nevada99
Colorado108
New York111
Texas117
New Jersey140
California142
New Mexico146
District of Columbia203

Even more about Parker


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 Parker a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Parker?

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
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Parker
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 308
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +5,323

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