First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
107k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Park

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from South Korea
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Virginia, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Park?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Park mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Park

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Park to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Park
Senses
  1. [Eng. Law] A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant.
  2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like."While in the park I sing, the listening deer Attend my passion, and forget to fear." [Waller.]
  3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London; Central Park in New York.
  4. [Mil] A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.
  5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown. Alt. spell.: parc
  6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
  7. A position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged.

Etymology: AS. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. F. parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. parcus parricus, Ir. & Gael. pairc, W. park parwg. Cf. Paddock an inclosure, Parrock

verb Park
Senses
  1. To inclose in a park, or as in a park."How are we parked, and bounded in a pale." [Shak.]
  2. [Mil] To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.
  3. In oyster culture, to inclose in a park.
  4. To place (an object) in a temporary location; as, to park oneself on the couch; to park one's money in a mutual fund.(informal)
verb Park
Senses
  1. To promenade or drive in a park; also, of horses, to display style or gait on a park drive.
  2. To come to a stop [in a vehicle] off of the public road and leave the vehicle standing; -- typically the motor of a parked vehicle is not left running; as, he parked in a no-parking zone.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games) ("take me out to the ballpark")
  2. A gear position that acts as a parking brake ("the put the car in park and got out")
  3. A large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property ("there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park")
  4. A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area ("they went for a walk in the park")
  5. A lot where cars are parked
  6. Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)
  7. Place temporarily ("park the car in the yard", "park the children with the in-laws", and "park your bag in this locker")
  8. Maneuver a vehicle into a parking space ("Park the car in front of the library" and "Can you park right here?")
Wiktionary

From Middle English park, from Old French parc (“livestock pen”), from Medieval Latin parcus, parricus, from Frankish *parrik (“enclosure, pen”), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (“enclosure, fence”). Cognate with Old High German pfarrih, pferrih (“enclosure, pen”), Old English pearroc (“enclosure”) (whence modern English paddock), Old Norse parrak (“enclosure, pen; distress, anxiety”). More at parrock, paddock.

  1. An area of land set aside for environment preservation or recreation.
    1. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, such as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like.
    2. A piece of ground in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation.
      Hyde in London;  Central in New York
    3. An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
  2. (US) A wide, flat-bottomed valley in a mountainous region.
  3. An area used for specific purposes.
    1. An open space occupied by or reserved for vehicles, matériel or stores.
      a wagon ;   an artillery
    2. A partially enclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
    3. An area zoned for a particular (industrial or commercial) purpose.
      business ;  industrial ;  science
    4. An area on which a sporting match is played; (soccer) a pitch.
  4. (Britain) An inventory of matériel.
    A country's tank park or artillery park.
  5. (Australia, New Zealand) A space in which to leave a car; a parking space.

park was also found in the following language(s): Breton, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Lower Sorbian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Park

Park Geun-hye is a Leader of the Saenuri Party, Member of the National Assembly, 11th President of South Korea, Leader of theSaenuri Party, Member of theNational Assembly, First Lady of South Korea, and First Spouse of South Korea. Park was born on February 2nd, 1952 in Daegu.

Popularity:

Park Bo-gum is an actor, presenter, and host. He was most active from 2011 to present. Park was born on June 16th, 1993 in Seoul. Park is also known as Park Bo-geom.

Popularity:

Park Shin-hye is an actor, singing, model (people), actress, singer, and model. She was most active from 2003 to present. Park was born on February 18th, 1990 in Gwangju.

Popularity:

Park Hyung-sik is a singing, actor, and singer. Park was born Park Hyung-sik on November 16th, 1991 in Yongin.

Popularity:

Park Bo-young is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Park was born on February 12th, 1990 in South Korea. Park is also known as Park and Bo-yeong.

Popularity:

Psy is a k-pop and hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 1999. Psy was given the name Park Jae-sang on December 31st, 1977 in Gangnam District. Psy is also known as Park Jae-sang.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Park

Jay Park is a hip hop music, contemporary r&b, and k-pop singer-songwriter, dance, rapping, record producer, model (people), choreography, and actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Jay was given the name Park Jae-beom on April 25th, 1987 in Edmonds, Washington.

Popularity:

Sandara Park is a singing, actor, dance, model (people), presenter, singer, actress, dancer, model, and host. She holds the title I Don't Care" and Go Away". Sandara was given the name Park Sandara on November 12th, 1984 in Busan.

Popularity:

Randall Park is an actor, comedian, director, and writer. He has been prominent since 2003. Randall was born on March 23rd, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Grace Park is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Grace was born on March 14th, 1974.

Popularity:

Ray Park is an actor, martial artist, author, and martial arts. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Ray was given the name Raymond Park on August 23rd, 1974 in Glasgow.

Popularity:

Linda Park is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Linda was born on July 9th, 1978 in Seoul, South Korea.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Park in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 9 0 9
1882 7 0 7
1885 8 0 8
1887 5 0 5
1888 8 0 8
1889 9 0 9
1890 9 0 9
1891 9 0 9
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 8 0 8
1895 7 0 7
1896 13 0 13
1897 6 0 6
1898 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1901 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 9 0 9
1906 11 0 11
1907 11 0 11
1908 5 0 5
1910 8 0 8
1911 8 0 8
1912 28 0 28
1913 23 0 23
1914 22 0 22
1915 26 0 26
1916 18 0 18
1917 30 0 30
1918 32 0 32
1919 24 0 24
1920 19 0 19
1921 25 0 25
1922 29 0 29
1923 33 0 33
1924 16 0 16
1925 19 0 19
1926 21 0 21
1927 23 0 23
1928 16 0 16
1929 21 0 21
1930 17 0 17
1931 13 0 13
1932 18 0 18
1933 21 0 21
1934 18 0 18
1935 8 0 8
1936 18 0 18
1937 11 0 11
1938 22 0 22
1939 12 0 12
1940 14 0 14
1941 14 0 14
1942 25 0 25
1943 14 0 14
1944 14 0 14
1945 16 0 16
1946 14 0 14
1947 21 0 21
1948 18 0 18
1949 10 0 10
1950 13 0 13
1951 22 0 22
1952 18 0 18
1953 9 0 9
1954 11 0 11
1955 19 0 19
1956 16 0 16
1957 15 0 15
1958 16 0 16
1959 8 0 8
1960 14 0 14
1961 17 0 17
1962 14 0 14
1963 20 0 20
1964 16 0 16
1965 7 0 7
1966 5 0 5
1967 9 0 9
1968 7 0 7
1969 14 0 14
1970 11 0 11
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1973 6 0 6
1974 5 0 5
1975 8 0 8
1976 5 0 5
1979 8 0 8
1980 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1983 12 0 12
1986 5 0 5
1988 10 0 10
1989 7 0 7
1990 5 0 5
1991 8 0 8
1992 6 0 6
1993 7 0 7
1994 9 0 9
1995 5 0 5
1996 7 0 7
1997 9 0 9
1998 7 0 7
1999 11 0 11
2000 9 0 9
2001 14 0 14
2002 6 0 6
2003 8 0 8
2004 8 0 8
2005 6 0 6
2006 5 0 5
2008 8 0 8
2009 18 0 18
2010 8 0 8
2011 7 0 7
2012 10 0 10
2013 11 0 11
2014 19 0 19
2015 13 0 13
2016 9 0 9
2017 12 0 12

Where is the name Park popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Park as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Park as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Hawaii, Utah, or Nevada.

Common last names for Park

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Lee
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Powell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Park U.S.
  White 23.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 72.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Park

People with the last name Park are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Park

  • How Popular is the name Park? Park is the 7,916th most popular name of all time. As a last name Park was the 289th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Park have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,566 babies born with the first name Park in the United States. That's more than enough people named Park to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Park? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Park first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Park is Monday, February 19th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Park born? The highest recorded use of the first name Park was in 1923 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Park Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Park is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Park: Your name in reverse order is Krap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kpar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Park? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 106,696 people with the last name Park.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Park? Park was ranked as the 289th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

What Parks Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Park

Name poster for Park(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.