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103k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
336k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Parker

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 0 14
1881 12 0 12
1882 14 0 14
1883 8 0 8
1884 9 0 9
1885 6 0 6
1886 11 0 11
1887 14 0 14
1888 11 0 11
1889 13 0 13
1890 12 0 12
1891 15 0 15
1892 10 0 10
1893 13 0 13
1894 20 0 20
1895 15 0 15
1896 16 0 16
1897 10 0 10
1898 14 0 14
1899 9 0 9
1900 17 0 17
1901 9 0 9
1902 8 0 8
1903 16 0 16
1904 25 0 25
1905 14 0 14
1906 16 0 16
1907 8 0 8
1908 13 0 13
1909 17 0 17
1910 15 0 15
1911 15 0 15
1912 34 0 34
1913 52 0 52
1914 55 0 55
1915 72 0 72
1916 62 0 62
1917 67 0 67
1918 82 0 82
1919 92 0 92
1920 64 0 64
1921 66 0 66
1922 76 0 76
1923 72 0 72
1924 78 0 78
1925 76 0 76
1926 61 0 61
1927 76 0 76
1928 74 0 74
1929 85 0 85
1930 50 0 50
1931 56 0 56
1932 67 0 67
1933 59 0 59
1934 59 0 59
1935 53 0 53
1936 51 0 51
1937 46 0 46
1938 56 0 56
1939 62 0 62
1940 65 0 65
1941 54 0 54
1942 50 0 50
1943 63 0 63
1944 43 0 43
1945 52 0 52
1946 57 0 57
1947 75 0 75
1948 69 0 69
1949 51 0 51
1950 61 0 61
1951 62 0 62
1952 62 0 62
1953 56 0 56
1954 59 0 59
1955 51 0 51
1956 54 0 54
1957 67 0 67
1958 40 0 40
1959 56 0 56
1960 53 0 53
1961 55 0 55
1962 57 0 57
1963 55 0 55
1964 52 0 52
1965 61 0 61
1966 38 0 38
1967 38 0 38
1968 63 0 63
1969 54 0 54
1970 69 8 61
1971 66 0 66
1972 47 0 47
1973 33 0 33
1974 28 0 28
1975 43 0 43
1976 49 0 49
1977 71 5 66
1978 108 0 108
1979 134 0 134
1980 133 0 133
1981 147 9 138
1982 158 6 152
1983 216 8 208
1984 255 11 244
1985 323 13 310
1986 351 13 338
1987 347 15 332
1988 430 12 418
1989 543 15 528
1990 743 20 723
1991 919 36 883
1992 1,170 53 1,117
1993 1,210 54 1,156
1994 1,302 53 1,249
1995 1,441 73 1,368
1996 1,894 98 1,796
1997 2,429 132 2,297
1998 2,809 179 2,630
1999 3,258 247 3,011
2000 3,353 254 3,099
2001 3,503 316 3,187
2002 3,412 315 3,097
2003 3,494 310 3,184
2004 3,477 414 3,063
2005 3,787 384 3,403
2006 4,119 453 3,666
2007 4,576 505 4,071
2008 4,932 617 4,315
2009 5,223 599 4,624 #96 boy name
2010 5,380 652 4,728 #85 boy name
2011 6,152 872 5,280 #79 boy name
2012 6,377 1,024 5,353 #81 boy name
2013 6,860 1,201 5,659 #74 boy name
2014 7,091 1,394 5,697 #73 boy name
2015 6,822 1,439 5,383 #72 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Parker

  • How many people with the first name Parker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 103,179 babies born with the first name Parker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Parker to occupy the country of Tonga with an estimated population of 103,036 (as of November 30, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Parker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Parker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Parker is Friday, July 21st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Parker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Parker was in 2014 with a total of 5,697 babies. That's a lot of babies named Parker!
  • Random Parker Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Parker ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 103 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Parker: Your name in reverse order is Rekrap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aprekr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Parker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 336,221 people with the last name Parker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Parker? Parker was ranked as the 56th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Parker as a first name

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Popularity of Parker as a last name

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Common last names for Parker

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Reed
  • Harris
  • Miller
  • Gray
  • Anderson
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Parker U.S.
  White 69.17% 64.26%
  African American 24.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Parker

People with the last name Parker are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Parker" mean? The list below shows the origins of Parker as well as things modernly associated with the name Parker such as celebrities named Parker.

English

Origin and Meaning of Parker

The name "Parker" is of English origin, and it means "Park Keeper". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Park"er
The keeper of a park.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967)
  2. United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
  1. An occupational surname​ for a gamekeeper.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name
  4. A Parker-brand pen.

Notable Persons With the Name Parker

Parker Posey

Parker Posey is an actress and musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Parker was given the name Parker Christian Posey on November 8th, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Parker Stevenson

Parker Stevenson is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to present. Parker was given the name Richard Stevenson Parker, Jr. on June 4th, 1952 in Philadelphia.

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Parker Young

Parker Young is an actor and model. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Parker was born on August 16th, 1988 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

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Parker Otto Ackley

Parker Otto Ackley was a gunsmith and author. Parker was born on May 25th, 1903 in Granville, New York. He died on August 23rd, 1989.

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Parker Lundgren

Parker Lundgren is a progressive metal and punk rock musician. He plays Gibson SG, Dean Cadillac, and ESP Eclipse. He has been prominent since 2000. Parker was born Parker Lundgren on December 28th, 1986 in Port Townsend, Washington, United States.

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Parker Griffith

Parker Griffith is a noteworthy person. Parker was born on August 6th, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Parker

Peter Benjamin Parker

Peter Benjamin Parker is a comics character.

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow was an important individual. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Elizabeth Parker on October 1st, 1910 in Rowena, Texas. They left this life on May 23rd, 1934.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, producer, and designer. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Sarah was born on March 25th, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, United States.

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Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is an actress. She has been prominent since 1988. Mary-Louise was born on August 2nd, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, U.S.

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Jamie Parker

Jamie Parker is a famous person. Jamie was born in 1979 in Middlesbrough.

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Sean Parker

Sean Parker is an entrepreneur and investor. Sean was born on December 3rd, 1979 in Herndon, Virginia.

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  • Trey Parker
    (actor)
  • Nate Parker
    (actor)
  • Charlie Parker
    (musician)
  • Tony Parker
    (basketball player)
  • Molly Parker
    (actress)
  • Kevin Parker
    (musician)
  • KRS-One
    (rapping)
  • Dorothy Parker
    (author)
  • Jabari Parker
    (basketball player)
  • Nicole Ari Parker
    (actress)
  • Candace Parker
    (basketball player)
  • Fess Parker
    (actor)
  • Scott Parker
    (soccer player)
  • Eleanor Parker
    (actress)

What does the name Parker mean?

Pis for polite, naturally!

Ais for acts, the daily acts of kindness shown to others

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

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