Palmer: unisex baby name meaning and popularity

Palmer

Originally a surname, derived from the Latin "palma," indicating palm tree leaves of the Holy Land; pilgrims carried some home with them as proof of their journeys, and the leaves were waved in celebration when Jesus entered Jerusalem (hence the yearly Christian commemoration of Palm Sunday). Your little Palmer may remind you of palm leaves too - in that their antics may occasionally make you wish that you were someplace tropical instead of dealing with the daily grind of parenthood. Don't worry, we've all been there.

Nicknames:

Palm.

Famous people named Palmer:

Poet H. Palmer Hall; painter Palmer Hayden; football player Palmer Pyle; wind-power engineer Palmer Putnam; founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey.

Fun fact:

Perhaps little Palmer will grow up and attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the nation's oldest and largest chiropractic college.

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