Parker

Parker - A very unique female name



  Jan 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Parker, meaning park keeper, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1986 on position #3853. 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 girl name Parker was given to 994 baby girls in 2012, ranking #312 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,422 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Parker peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 312.



Famous with this name

Mary-Louise Parker
Trey Parker
Nate Parker


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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 Montana at position #136 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #582.

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
2012312
2011366
2010466
2009506
2008500
2007587
2006625
2005709
2004647
2003823
2002749
2001750
2000909
1999870
19981088
19971419
19961774
19952638
19942233
19923287
19914647
19903462
19884111
19863853

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana136
Oklahoma152
Missouri155
District of Columbia163
Idaho176
Washington181
South Dakota184
Alaska190
Mississippi205
Alabama213
Kansas216
Louisiana216
Arkansas220
Georgia225
Tennessee230
Nebraska238
North Carolina241
Ohio255
Iowa257
Virginia258
Texas259
South Carolina264
Kentucky268
West Virginia289
Maryland304
Nevada308
Indiana311
Oregon313
Massachusetts313
Illinois327
Colorado374
Arizona431
Michigan459
California463
Minnesota480
Florida481
Wisconsin496
Pennsylvania505
New Jersey518
Connecticut521
New York551
Utah582

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 very unique female 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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Parker
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,422
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1986
2012 births +994

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