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This is used as a boys name, but I would use it for a girl.
VictoriaCalledTori  12/1/2006
Very sorry, but I cannot get over Palm Olive connotations.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2006
I can't easily imagine this as a first name. It sounds a bit pretentious in that position. It would be more natural as a middle name.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
This is the last name of Jimmy Palmer (played by Brian Dietzen) on NCIS.
BellamynSora  2/27/2010
My husband's grandfather is named Palmer. I had never heard of it before meeting him. He is a very caring guy. Everyone that I tell about his name thinks that it is a really cool name.
adelhiede_l  3/12/2010
Palmer Courtland is a famous character from All My Children.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2011
My husband's name is Palmer. No one he meets ever forgets his name because it is so unique. The name has been passed down for 400 years in his family so we decided to continue the tradition and name our son Palmer. People who meet him love his name and really feel like it fits him.
danielle1220  5/25/2011
I actually love it for a girl. I have a friend named Palmer, and it really suits her. It's not as bad as it sounds, really.
--allison--  11/1/2011
Unless it is a family-tradition, I truly feel that "Palmer" be best left as a surname.

I find it undeniably unprofessional, to be honest; it lacks the luster and shine a forename should be in possession of. While I can moderately accept and keep quiet my distaste for it on a male, I find it absolutely hideous as a feminine name.

I fear the day that some poor soul with a surname of "Coast" is dubbed this.
Francesca  1/26/2012
The name Palmer was given to 114 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Makes me think of alcohol. Bleh.
IronClocks  7/26/2015
Palmer Joss is a character in Carl Sagan's "Contact," played by Matthew McConaughey (opposite Jodie Foster) in the movie version. He represents the spiritual path to truth, to Ellie's scientific approach. He is a great character, so this name has positive associations to me!
Kristin_Tess  1/1/2016
The name Palmer was given to 176 girls and 137 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
I went to high school with a girl named Palmer who was really sweet which makes me like this name. I think it's one of the better surname inspired given names.
Paige  1/12/2017
My father-in-law's name is Palmer Lafayette McCoy; my husband is Palmer Alan McCoy; we named our first son, Palmer Scott McCoy. Now, my son is married and they are expecting their first baby--- our first grandchild & the first great-grandchild. They have decided whether the baby is a boy or a girl, they will name the baby "Palmer". If it's a boy, it will be: Palmer Talon McCoy & if it's a girl, it will be Palmer Christina McCoy. I'm trying REALLY HARD to adapt to the idea of Palmer being used as a girl's name, especially since every "Palmer" in the family is a MALE. It's because of this that I even found this discussion. I was doing a search to see if there were any girls named Palmer and what the trend was.
akwife  8/1/2017

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