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Miss Parker was the beautiful, sinister nemesis of Jarod in the T.V. show "The Pretender." No first name was ever given.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Parker is increasing a lot for a boy and I have even seen it used for a boy.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
There's a Parker Hanes in the Canadian TV show Radio Free Roscoe. She's a highschool-age musician with a very unique personality and sense of style.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2006
I hate seeing this name used for girls. It is such a masculine sounding name.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
I think this is a sophisticated-sounding name. I'd only use it for boys, not girls.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2006
Nosy parker is what you call someone who is inquisitive, like busybody. I have always wondered where the term originally came from.
Mama1  7/25/2006
Parker for a GIRL?!
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I like this name for a girl and a boy!
taures07  8/26/2006
Parker Posey is an actress.
Honora  10/31/2006
Despite the popularity amongst males, I have met two Parkers and they were both girls!
khaotickharma  12/4/2006
Parker, Arizona is a small town on the Colorado River.
Elphaba  2/10/2007
Yuck! Snobby, boring, and trendy all at the same time!
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
On TV there's a female Parker on Veronica Mars, and a young boy called Parker on Desperate Housewives.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2007
Comedienne and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell's eldest son is named Parker Jaren.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2007
I really hate this name! I mean, first of all, it's like naming your kid 'park' or 'tree'. It really is too close to the word park. I hate names like Parker, Hunter etc.
bobcat_explorer  3/25/2007
Parker is the last name of South Park/Team America: World Police creator Trey Parker.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2007
I don't like it for a girl just because it's so trendy to use surnames on girls. Back when Parker Posey was first named Parker (assuming that's her birth name, I have no idea) I would have liked the idea, but now that it's a cheap trend I don't.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Parker sounds like a surname, and more masculine.
Emma McHnery  6/15/2007
I really like this name for a boy, but not so much for a girl. Parker is a surname, and it's very masculine, so I prefer it for boys.
joanie2007  8/5/2007
OMG! For a girl, peoples? Quit ruining the good boy surnames! Just name your girl Emma or something please! Keep the boy names for the boys!
spaz123  8/10/2007
I agree with the above comment. Surnames should be used for boys, not girls.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2007
I would never curse anyone (boy or girl) with this horrid name.
Honeyrose  9/2/2007
It sounds quite boyish for both sexes. I can't imagine a grown man named Parker. At most, I can imagine an obnoxious frat boy named Parker. For a girl, it's terrible, and for a woman, it is completely ridiculous. Can you imagine a curly-haired toddler girl named Parker? How about a cute 10-year-old girl named Parker? Or a homecoming queen or prom queen named Parker? It sounds like a total tomboy name, and it might somehow work on young women with androgynous or indie looks, but never on any woman past the age of 27.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
It's cool on a boy but gag-worthy on a girl.
number1212  5/9/2008
I love the name Parker, lol! I think it is the cutest boy name ever! Also it's my boyfriend's name! So I think the name is strong!
― Anonymous User  12/10/2008
Not really a fan of Parker for girls in general and I think for boys, Parker sounds best as a middle name, not a first name.
DorktasticKelly  12/13/2008
All I can think of is Parker pens. And nerds who stuff Parker pens into their shirt pockets.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2009
Parker Case was a member of JamisonParker, and now records music under the name I and the Universe.
dischord33  4/16/2009
I have always loved this name for a boy, but I don't like it for a girl. It sounds way too masculine! I think it would be cute to have twin boys named Parker and Walker!
― Anonymous User  6/17/2009
Anyone remember the 80s sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Loose?
mcjocelyn  9/15/2009
I have nothing against surnames as first names, but I really dislike this name. I cannot get over the 'Park' part. "Come on Parker, let's go to the PARK.". And don't even let me get started on Parker for a girl. There isn't even a girly nickname to justify using it for a girl.
McHobbit  10/28/2009
I do not understand why this is considered a girl name. Parker is SO masculine and fantastic for a boy. I'm not usually a fan of surnames being used as first names, but for some reason I have always loved the name Parker for a boy. It probably helps that my best friend is named Parker, and he is one of the funniest, most friendly kid you'll ever meet. Not to be weird, but I actually might use this name on my own kid one day. It is just that awesome.
meggsxx3  3/16/2010
I kinda like it on a guy, but it's horrendous on a girl. Nothing sounds feminine about it.
Chrila96  12/9/2010
My youngest son's name is Parker Lee, and we've gotten so many compliments on it. I love it. And I had to smile at the comment made, I've never thought it odd to take "Parker to the Park". I take my son to the park, not a name. Not everyone is going to like every name, to each their own.
madashmom  2/21/2011
Excuse me, parents should be allowed to name their daughters anything they want. I love Parker for a girl, and dislike it for a boy. It sounds cute and nice for a girl.
krisscouture  4/6/2011
We named our son Parker, and EVERYONE loves the name! What I'm really sick of is parents naming their daughters male names. I feel like parents of boys are running out of good male names. Can we please keep a few for the boys? Like Parker for example? Thanks!
ctrjenn  5/1/2011
I like this name for a girl, yes a girl. Everyone needs to relax. It's a unisex name, that means male and female. Why should parents have to stick to names like "Emma" for their girls, that's, to me, like saying girls should have to stick to being dominated by males. We're in the 21st century grow up people.
krisscouture  5/14/2011
My brother's name is Parker. He's named this because my mother's maiden name is Park. I've always liked this it. I don't think it's weird or too trendy/stupid at all to name a boy Parker. I think naming a girl Parker is a little weird, maybe because I associate the name with my brother. I guess Parker on a little girl might be kind of cute, but at someone above said, I can't imagine a grown woman with this name.
Namedork  7/4/2011
Parker is the name of a female character on the TV show Leverage.
RoseWeasley95  9/19/2011
On the show "Bones", Seely Booth's son's name is Parker.
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
I had a male relative named Parker who was born in 1895! This name is by no means new and trendy.
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
Parker is a good name! But better for a girl because it's my name and I'm a girl.
softballgirl  5/2/2014
I was surprised to see Parker was a unisex name! I had always thought it strictly male. It's quite a masculine name.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/17/2014
Parker sounds very harsh and informal. I agree with the past comments about it sounding "snobby, boring and trendy." Overall, Parker is a lame name for a boy and it is especially horrible on a girl! Yuk.. puke :(
― Anonymous User  7/11/2014
Well, my name is Parker and I am a girl. I happen to LOVE my name and think it is unique and fits very well with my personality. Most everyone I have encountered has complimented me on my name saying they like it for a girl. Thanks.
parkerfj  8/16/2014
I love this name, but for a boy ONLY

Parker is either a surname or a boys name. Not suitable for a girl at all. Dumb America...
― Anonymous User  9/10/2014
No of y'all should have kids if youre worried about it being 'too masculine' for your little girl. Get rid of the idea that a name has a gender... bye.
mechanicalAssassin  9/24/2014
Names should determine the gender of someone. Absolutely. I for one see Parker as either a surname or a males name.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2014
Girl due in 4 weeks and she will be named Parker. I find it cute and classy, and we're pretty excited about it. A name is a name is a name, after all. The child will be who she is regardless of what we call her.
bollybe  10/8/2014
Wow. I'm embarrassed for my country. Parker is a great name (don't get me wrong, I love it) but it's definitely NOT for a girl, unless it's their surname.
The fact that Parker is so high on the list for girls just makes my blood boil. What makes Parker usable or feminine in any way? Way to put your child's gender into confusion.
I will say this through and through; Parker is a males name. No matter how many ignorant parents wish to slap it on their daughters.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2014
My name's Parker (I'm a girl) & I always get complimented on the name! People tell me it's beautiful, classy, unique and more than once, I've had people write it down in their phones to add to their baby name list;) Not once have I ever thought of my name as masculine! Neither has anyone else I know! It can be masculine on a male, but to me, it can be a gorgeous name on a female.

It's the person that makes the name I believe.

I'm quite shocked at the nasty comments towards this name!
Really.. You should open yourself up to something a little unique and different! :)
Parker_l  10/26/2014
I'm no fan. It's too close to "porker".
― Anonymous User  10/31/2014
I love the name Parker. Reminds me of Peter Parker. :D It's a cute & handsome name for a guy! Moreover, it's one of my FAVE boy names beginning with 'p'! ^_^ It's scary how girls are being named this, as it sounds masculine... o_e.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2014
Ick - hate that 99% of these comments are blatantly sexist. It's too "masculine", it's too "sophisticated"(?) for a girl's name? Enough. Personally, it reminds me of Miss Bonnie Parker, and I like it.
kendreez  12/8/2014
Not feminine enough? You can all take your gender stereotypes and shove 'em. My daughter's name is Parker and whether she'll be feminine or masculine has nothing to do with it. Grow up, people.
chipperface  12/11/2014
I think this is a great name on a boy that gets far too much undeserved hatred. On a girl, however, it's ghastly.
Ali Hassan  12/13/2014
The opinions that most people are leaving for the name Parker prove that they are lacking excitement or the love for unique things in this world. So much undeserved hatred for a name. Wow! I was glad to see a female Parker speak up and sing praise about her beautiful name. There are a lot of lame people out there who want to push their kid in a square hole and name their girl "Emma". If my girl Parker runs into these lame people it will make it that much easier for her to weed them out of her life.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2014
Parker is 100% a males name. That's not remotely sexist but common sense.
Parker would only work for a girl if it's their surname

Sorry, but there's lots of girl names out there. Why steal a fantastic boys name and use it for the wrong gender? I find it completely unacceptable to give a girl a masculine name. There are zero excuses as there are plenty of girl names that aren't overly feminine.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2014
I 100% agree. Apparently me and many other users are accused of being "sexist" for thinking that Parker suits boys rather than girls. According to that rule, I'm sexist to think names like Mark, John, Jason, Steve, Paul etc. Don't suit girls. *gasp* The WHOLE world MUST be sexist to think girl names like Anna, Chloe, Zoe, Lisa, Rochelle etc. don't suit guys! :O Also, it's okay to declare that genders for names don't matter according to the user "mechanicalAssassin" who says "Get rid of the idea that a name has a gender...". So, it's totally FINE for people to name their SONS Emma, Sophia etc. (Sarcasm, in case you missed it.) lol, some people need to look up what the word sexist actually means! XD

Rant over. ಠ_ರೃ.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2015
I've only ever met a female Parker. Her name is pretty interesting, considering her sister has a very feminine name (Lily). I prefer Harper over Parker (as a girl name), but I don't think I would name my child this, regardless of the gender.
elizamntgmry  5/14/2015
I love this name, but only for a boy since I have a fully functioning brain (: I only accept Parker being on a girl if it's her surname.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2015
I love this BOYS name (: take the hint when I didn't mention "girl" or "unisex" take another hint how this masculine name is popular among girls ONLY in the states. As usual, challenged Americans just "Luv" masculine names on girls. I'm from the states myself and I really hope that not every Non-American thinks that every American has the nasty "masculineNameOnGirlFever" Parker is labeled unisex on here primarily due to my country using it on girls. I in no way see Parker usable on a girl (surname exception) and I'm a young woman from the states.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2015
I love this name but for a boy, only because I have brains.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2015
I kind of like this name, but I agree with the comments above saying "Let's take Parker to the Park!" Ha, it's a little comedic that way. I do find it cute for a girl, there's nothing wrong with a tomboy. I like it for any gender. Names don't have genders.
IronClocks  7/26/2015
Sounds like the name of some stuck-up rich boy who plays lacrosse and gets drunk at parties.
Acajou  8/8/2015
My son's name is Parker! Parker is my best friend's maiden name & we named him after her. He's not snobby at all. I love the name for a boy or a girl. I can't believe all the negative comments.
RoJenks  8/23/2015
Ehhh... well at least it's more bearable than Hunter. Still, I don't like it as a given name. Especially for a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2015
Great name for a BOY! Parker as strictly a boys name (or surname) should be obvious and clear-headed enough.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2015
I love the name Parker. I like it for either sex. I think it sounds cute and casual. It is a name that suits the times we live in, not a fluffy name more fitting of 1915 than 2015. Parker ranks 74 for boys and 267 for girls. Those numbers indicate that in the US this name is unisex. A unisex name is a name that is used on both genders. It does not have to have originated as a unisex name. Names evolve over time. The names Shirley, Evelyn, Sandy, and Meredith originated as male only names; however, I do not know of anyone who would stubbornly insist that those names could not be used on girls. Personally, I do find the notion that only a boy is "good enough" to be named the mom's maiden name to be quite sexist. The idea that surnames only belong to boys is extremely sexist. All the names that people like to complain about being used on girls are surnames.
heatherfeather  12/5/2015
My son's name is Parker. Yes it is high brow. No it is not trendy. He can be a CEO, a doctor, or the President. It's becoming increasingly popular, but it is also the name of my very distinguished great uncle. People can be so nasty and rude just to say they have an opinion. My stepson gave me the idea to go with Parker and after some research, I decided to go with it. Whatever you want to name your child, just do it out of love and remember the child will become an adult one day.
MysonParker  12/6/2015
My daughter was born in 2013 and we named her Parker. I had read that Parker meant "keeper of the forest" and I loved that.

Thank you so much to the females named Parker who commented here, because I'll admit I was getting a little frightened by the vehemence of some of these responders about their hatred for this name for females. I mean, who has that kind of fury over a name? Someone wrote that they refused to accept this name for a girl; what happens when they meet a woman named Parker? Will they refuse to interact with her? So strange.
promotewhatyoulove  12/7/2015
I love this BOY'S name.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2015
We just learned that our niece will name her new baby girl Parker in February. UGH! Why would you subject your little angel to such a name? It sounds like a boy's name to begin with, so the chance for confusion immediately ranks very high. What is with this trend to give boy names to girls? Is our confusion with gender/sex so great that we have to mix things up right from birth? Will we hear of little boys being named Emily or Sophia or Hannah? I don't think so. That's a good thing. Why can't we try to make things easier for the next generation right from the start? This world will always need BOTH boys and girls so what's wrong with sticking with boy names for boys and girl names for girls? Don't even get me started on any other association with the name Parker. (My neighbor named her son Parker 30 + years ago and he'll be the first one to report on the difficulties he experienced in life).
― Anonymous User  12/30/2015
I love the name Parker. I don't know any Parkers except for the tv show Gold Rush. My husband and I have tried for years to get pregnant and here we are. I'm due in Feb 2016 and we are naming our first child (boy) Parker Matthew. I love this name and we've had it picked out for years. I find Parker a different name and rare, even though it has been around for many years. Yay for the Parkers!
Parkers Mom  1/16/2016
I'm adding my own two cents here. My name is Parker and I honestly don't see what's wrong with someone who identifies as female being called Parker. I personally think it's an awesome and completely gender-neutral name, lol :P
nbgrape  2/12/2016
Nice name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2016
I adore this name so much, it is very cute for a boy. My future son will be named Parker :)
― Anonymous User  4/22/2016
Sitting here reading all of these comments from years pasts really makes me angry. Parker is a name, and it can be used as an example of extraordinary, or it could be used as boring, even terrible. It depends on the person themselves. Your name is not just your name. It's the name of thousands across the world. But it is your name, and you are what you make of it. It is a beautiful name. It's not too common, and for a boy or girl it's not one that you hear often. What bothers me is that it can't be used for a girl? You're telling me you don't see this name as a girl, because it's too masculine? Since when do female names have to be masculine? This is the 2000s. People are changing their own sex for goodness' sakes. But no, MY name, because I am a GIRL- it's ghastly, and just wrong for you people? I was not born an Emily, Madison, or a Chelsea. Nothing wrong with those names, but you hear them often. All growing up I heard negative comments about how that's a boys name- why? Why do we have to even have boy's and girl's names now? I know a girl named JOEY. It does not matter. It's funny how we can praise celebrities with names for females such as James- when we just shut down the idea of naming a girl Parker. It's pretty. It's funny. It's smart. It's me. And it fits perfectly. Your daughters would be lucky to be named Parker. And your sons.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Parker Raimi
Parker Rylan
Parker Sebastian
Shannon Parker
Thomas Parker.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
My name is Parker and I am a teenage girl. People have said that I have a strange name, but I love my name. I've also gotten many compliments on my name though!
parker eve  5/7/2016
My son Parker is 16. He loves his name. Until he was 10 I had only heard of 1 other Parker. It is different and unique but I'm hearing it more often. People always comment on how they like his name.
AprilV  6/27/2016
My husband's name is Parker. He's named after the parking sign that he was born in front of. I find it to be incredibly strong and it sounds pleasing to the ear. I understand why this name is picking up so quickly!
sydneyvail  8/21/2016
Name your kid what you want-- do not listen to these crazy judgmental people! Our 5 year old daughter is named Parker Belle and her name perfectly fits her sassy, smart personality!
sarahs730  9/5/2016
I'm honestly so sick and tired of people saying that this is not a name. Or like it won't get you a job in the future. Then you look at names like Paisley, Krystal, etc. And people are like omg, so cute and pretty! Like seriously, those are not names they're objects used as names. Parker is a legitimate masculine name, and I personally love it.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2016
Don't like it, especially not on a girl. Doesn't even sound like an actual name.
Luvbug86  10/4/2016
I'm a girl and my middle name is Parker and my first name is Elizabeth. I've been called Parker all my life. I'm not quite sure why, but I've gotten used to it and it's normal to me. My friends call me Pooker, parking lot, Parkie Pickle and many other things! I've learned to love it!
Parkiepickle  10/10/2016
Fine for a boy, and it's not my style but I could see it for a girl as well. It's not as overused as Taylor/Tyler.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2017
I love the TV Show Leverage and Parker is one of my favorite characters. Also I know several people with the name Parker. I would probably name my daughter Parker, but I would do it as her middle name and give her a more feminine first name. That way it doesn't matter if she's a girly girl or a tomboy, she'll have a name that will match her personality.
Keyrra  6/6/2017
Yeah, riiight. You're so cool and unique when you name your daughter Parker, James or Michael. Why don't name her Unicorn, Chair or Window? It would be even more unique.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2017
To all of you saying "stop giving boy names to girls," I would like you to take a look at the name Addison. One of its categories is "male to female," but you probably (though not necessarily) have met more female Addisons/associate it with little girls.

And this isn't new: Evelyn has been more popular for girls than boys for as long as there are popularity records in the US, but was a boy's name in the 17th century. And Aubrey has been a girl's name since the 1970s! And there's Courtney, Jocelyn, Kelsey, Lindsay, Madison...

Naming trends change; popularity is only one trend, gender being another. Deal with it, because humans have been for as long as there have been names.
VoraLundar  10/20/2017

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