[ 2 syll. pal-mer, pa-lm-er ] The baby boy name Palmer is also used as a girl name, but it is somewhat more common for boys. It is pronounced as PAARMehR †. Palmer is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name's meaning is a crusader, a pilgrim bearing palms.
Palm (contraction) is another variant of Palmer.
See also the related category english.
Palmer is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1908 with 0.022% of baby boys being given the name Palmer. It ranked at #386 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Palmer was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018. Palmer has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Palmer include the name Palmar (English) and the name Primeiro.
† Pronunciation for Palmer: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"