This occupational surname was given to a gamekeeper or park keeper. Namesakes include professional golfer Parker McLachlin and actress Parker Posey, whose first name was a tribute to 1950s model Suzy Parker given to her by her father. It is used much more for boys than girls and belongs to that trendy set of occupational names ending in –er, including Miller, Porter, Carter, Hunter, Carver and Ryder, which signified a messenger on horseback.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Charles Parker, Jr.Composer, Musician
- Parker Foster AikenSon of Clay Aiken
- Parker SchnabelReality TV Star
- Parker StevensonActor
- Parker YoungActor
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Source: Social Security Administration
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