Parker Name Gender

Is Parker a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 86.7% of babies named Parker were boys.

In 2018, 69.4% of babies named Parker were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Parker Name Meaning

An occupational pick with surname style polish, Parker has gained traction with parents in recent years. There’s a lot to love about him from his personable feel to his ability to age gracefully. His roots date back years, yet his popularity is a modern phenomenon. He doesn’t seem at all out of place beside Jace and Kayden yet predates both in origin.

Parker may have seen a recent surge in popularity, but he has many positive associations in his history. Parker Mitchell is the co-founder of Engineers Without Borders, seeking to end international poverty. Parker Palmer is another fabulous association, an author and activist who has campaigned for strengthened community, spiritual, and social bonds. Parker is also the name of several sports stars like golfer Parker McLachlin and race car driver Parker Johnstone.

Parker is part of the preppy names movement, one where Preston, Cameron, and Sawyer reside. He has a sophisticated air to him yet doesn’t feel stuffy or out of touch like some frillier finds. He also mingles in the word name trend, his nicknames of Park and Parks adding to his appeal. He remains a down to earth pick with a lighthearted side, the perfect choice for a young boy on the move.

Infographic of Parker name meaning, which is An English name, Parker means keeper of the park.
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Parker Name Popularity

How popular is the name Parker? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Parker was the 96th most popular boys name, representing 0.2888% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Parker has been the 282nd most popular boys name, representing 0.0669% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 1,033 5 0.0009%
1914 1,168 6 0.0009%
1915 1,068 11 0.0012%
1916 1,506 5 0.0005%
1917 992 16 0.0016%
1918 920 22 0.002%
1919 706 43 0.0041%
1920 1,161 12 0.0011%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,105 14 0.0013%
1923 1,227 10 0.0009%
1924 960 22 0.0019%
1925 852 29 0.0026%
1926 1,090 14 0.0013%
1927 824 32 0.0029%
1928 963 20 0.0019%
1929 838 28 0.0027%
1930 1,054 15 0.0014%
1931 1,392 5 0.0005%
1932 1,289 6 0.0006%
1933 1,049 12 0.0013%
1934 872 21 0.0022%
1935 1,064 12 0.0012%
1936 1,105 10 0.001%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,038 12 0.0012%
1939 1,407 5 0.0005%
1940 887 20 0.0019%
1941 926 18 0.0016%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,074 12 0.0009%
1944 1,350 5 0.0004%
1945 1,301 5 0.0004%
1946 1,095 12 0.0008%
1947 1,230 10 0.0006%
1948 1,160 11 0.0007%
1949 0 0%
1950 1,220 10 0.0006%
1951 1,191 10 0.0006%
1952 1,528 5 0.0003%
1953 1,067 16 0.0009%
1954 1,418 6 0.0003%
1955 1,401 6 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 1,122 15 0.0008%
1958 1,600 5 0.0003%
1959 1,107 17 0.0009%
1960 1,144 15 0.0008%
1961 1,108 17 0.0009%
1962 1,106 16 0.0009%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,276 10 0.0006%
1965 1,116 15 0.0009%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 905 29 0.0019%
1969 1,025 23 0.0015%
1970 1,181 18 0.0011%
1971 1,214 16 0.0011%
1972 1,312 12 0.0009%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 1,755 5 0.0004%
1976 1,312 14 0.0011%
1977 1,164 21 0.0016%
1978 986 35 0.0026%
1979 840 63 0.0045%
1980 836 69 0.0047%
1981 847 64 0.0044%
1982 860 63 0.0042%
1983 636 131 0.0089%
1984 564 176 0.0118%
1985 491 270 0.0178%
1986 484 282 0.0187%
1987 487 288 0.0189%
1988 437 382 0.0245%
1989 400 493 0.0306%
1990 340 690 0.0416%
1991 293 845 0.0518%
1992 255 1,099 0.0689%
1993 246 1,137 0.0729%
1994 238 1,239 0.0807%
1995 216 1,348 0.0894%
1996 179 1,789 0.1195%
1997 149 2,285 0.1545%
1998 142 2,610 0.1744%
1999 124 2,997 0.2001%
2000 127 3,093 0.2025%
2001 122 3,181 0.2111%
2002 126 3,091 0.2063%
2003 125 3,177 0.2088%
2004 131 3,060 0.2008%
2005 119 3,399 0.2223%
2006 116 3,658 0.2336%
2007 108 4,067 0.2578%
2008 103 4,311 0.2789%
2009 96 4,621 0.3092%
2010 85 4,730 0.3282%
2011 79 5,284 0.3709%
2012 81 5,357 0.3759%
2013 74 5,663 0.3978%
2014 73 5,708 0.3918%
2015 72 5,404 0.3714%
2016 87 4,708 0.3265%
2017 90 4,346 0.3114%
2018 96 3,968 0.2888%

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Names Like Parker

If you like Parker, you’ll love these other names like Parker.


What names are diminutives of Parker?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Parker sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Parker, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Parke

Park keeper

English

Parkes

Park keeper

English

Parks

Park keeper

English

#2,130 (0.001%)  

What names are variants of Parker?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Parker.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Parkman

Park keeper

English


What names sound like Parker?

If you like how Parker sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Parker.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Barker

“A tanner,” in allusion to the bark used in the process.

English

Parkin

Rock

English


What names are similar to Parker?

Find a name that’s like Parker, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carter

Cart user

English

#24 (0.6778%)  
Cooper

Barrel maker

English

#83 (0.3232%)  
Davis

Son of David

English

#493 (0.0385%)  
Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

#31 (0.6215%)  
Grayson

Son of the steward

English

#32 (0.6215%)  
Jackson

Son of Jack

English

#17 (0.7514%)  
Paxton

Poecc's settlement

English

#219 (0.1207%)  
Preston

Priest's town

English

#203 (0.1412%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

#26 (0.6643%)  

Lists With Parker

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Siblings of Parker

Mamas with kids named Parker also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kam
#2,086 (0.0011%)  
Marianna

Star of the sea

Latin

#768 (0.0202%)  

5 Comments

  1. My sons father actually had picked out his name and I loved it because I was into spider man and his name was Peter Parker ? at the time I didn’t really know very many Parkers and wanted something different Parker was born 11 weeks early and spent 44 days in the nicu. He is now 4 years old.

  2. Just liked it

  3. I chose Parker bc I wouldn’t something my family didn’t have. And his middle name is Leon after my grandpa his name was Teddy Leon

  4. I was trying to think of something different, everyone in my family has what they call normal names; Benjamin, Mark, James, Luke, even Christopher.
    Come to think of it they are all bible names as well, funny I never caught that until now.
    So as I was looking at baby names I came across the name Parker and instantly fell in love with it. His middle name is James after his great grandfather so we call him PJ.

    I chose the name after going for a sonogram and saw his face and it just stuck. It is not very common these days and that is also what I liked about it.

  5. I liked that it is not an overused name, it’s simple and not pretentious.


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