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Origin: Old English-Latin
Meaning: Palm-Bearer

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Palmer

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Palmer in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Palmer:

  • Records indicate that 4,277 boys in the United States have been named Palmer since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 173 people in the U.S. were given the name Palmer. Those people are now 102 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      2 Positive Comments

  • "I am a girl and it's my first name. I've only met one other girl named Palmer, I've heard of maybe 2 boys named Palmer. I often have to repeat my name when I first introduce myself, I say "like Arnold Palmer" to help people out. Or I get called Parker haha. Or people think its my last name. I like my name, I think it would weird me out for it to be really common." Dec. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love akid named palmer, he got me pregnant. but its not like what you think we were going out since we were like 15 and now were like 20 and no one has ever pronounceed his name wrong i think..." May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "This does look pormsinig. I'll keep coming back for more." Jul. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "palmer, great name! i suppose it could be a girl's name, but i think it suits a boy better." Mar. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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