Peter Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \p(e)-ter\
Number in U.S 👶 581,000
Rate in 2021 383
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Peter Name Meaning

The name Peter is a masculine given name that has been used all around the world. This name is derived from a Greek word “ Petros “. This name is pronounced as “ Pee – ter “. The name “ Peter “ is originally English meaning “ stone “ or “ rock “. Also the related names are “ Petter “ , “ Pater “ , “ Petero “ , “ Pietro “ , “ Kepa “ and “ Pierre “.


Popularity of the name Peter

The name peter is the 44th most popular baby’s name in California in the year 1970 in the United State. Near 751 babies in California have the same name as your baby’s name in the year 1970. A total of 8098 babies also bear the same first name during that year in the United State. The highest recorded use of this name was in 1957 with a total of 11592 babies.

Since 1880 up to 2018, the name ‘peter’ was recorded 578701 times in the SSA public database. The name first appeared in the year 1880 and given to 496 babies. It became a popular name in the year 1880. The name Peter became a popular boy’s name in the state of Alaska in the year 1930. It ranked 2 with 21 babies.

The all-time high record for this nam was in 1955 in the state of New York with 2640 baby boys.

This name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Connecticut for 105 years from 1910 to 2016. And also for the past 40 years (1979 to 2018), the name “peter” was recorded 148660 times in the SSA database.


Personality of the name Peter

Here we have the letter analysis of the name Peter,

P is for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

The true meaning of “peter” might not be described with just a few words. Your name is your destiny, heart’s desire, and personality. Peter is a name that implies a pioneering spirit. You are a natural born highly focused, leader and achievement oriented. Enduring hardship to try out new things come naturally to you. It frustrates you to do too many unimportant activities.


Famous people named Peter

Peter Dinklage who was born in the year 1969

Peter Sellers who was born in the year 1925

Peter Jackson who was born in the year 1961

Peter Lorre who was born in the year 1904

Peter Falk who was born in the year 1927

Peter Berg who was born in the year 1964

Names of people mentioned above, are those who have positive impact on the name’s popularity.


Similar names to the name Peter

Here we have a list of names that are suitable for you next babies as Peter’s siblings

Padma, Panna, Parker, Perry and Paige.

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3/8/2023 10:38:32 PM

my brother's name is peter park.....minus the -er at the end(like in spiderman) hehe

2/13/2023 6:15:40 AM

same my brother is peter jeff but everyone calls him pj, dont think i have ever called him peter in my life

1/18/2023 5:12:32 PM

May be declining as it is used as a synonym for penis. However, being named Peter my name hasn't been used in a derogatory manner'since childhood, as my nickname is "Big Peter". I can even attribute a few reci'ved phone numbers to my name. So name your child Big Peter and he'll get a lot of ass.

12/29/2022 10:49:22 AM

my name is peter, and i find that people say your name more than they say other ppls names becoz on some level they know its a fun good name to say

12/15/2022 4:29:30 PM

I am named Peter and was born in 1982. I agree with many of the negative connotations listed here and experienced some teasing as a kid (everything from Peter pumpkin-eater to Peter as a pseudonym for penis. HOWEVER, starting in middle school I started asking everyone to call me Pete and began to really like my name. It'seems to sound friendly, easygoing, and reliable. BTW - the bonehead above who commented "most kids named Peter'smell bad" can wet-polsh my peter...

11/17/2022 11:04:40 AM

My name is Peter and during my childhood it was really annoying. Too many things ryhmed with my name and was easy to poke fun at. Peter peter pumpkin eater is the most annoying one. Peter Pan, peter rabbit, peter cottontail , and referencing it as a males body part was extremely annoying. People who also call me Pete is a little silly to me because the name peter is already short, so I never liked it and as an adult everyone calls me Pete when I have never asked any one to call me Pete. However it is nice that I'm almost always the only peter people know, so they never have to reference my last name.

11/4/2022 1:36:46 PM

My names ETER I'm trans it.fits me nicely but when you think of a guy named Peter you think of someone kind and sweet. Peters are usually brown hair and eyes glasses and a bit wimpy.

10/16/2022 7:19:32 AM

My name is Peter and I love. It is common enough that people know it without spelling it out but at the'same time I rarely have to deal with someone else having the'same name. Also, I go by Pete in some groups and Peter in other groups, thats kinda fun too.

9/23/2022 12:59:10 PM

It's my name. A good name. Means rock, stone. I heard "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater" a lot when young. Irritating. Glad I'm not Peter Johnson. My Swedish middle name is Axel. That got "axle grease." Hated it then, like it now. I despise it when people say someone or something "petered out"--in my presence. Thanks a lot. I don't give up or out. I'd rather hear "petered on" but that'sounds weird. "Rock on" is better. Rock would have been a good first name.

7/27/2022 10:06:54 PM

no too much like Peter'sutcliffe, which is not o-k

6/27/2022 11:01:48 AM

Great name although in Australia lots of people have that name including my dad and about 6 other friends of the family but still a great name

6/5/2022 2:50:24 AM

Peter is one of my best buddies and i like the name! ha!

2/24/2022 7:28:30 PM

Here comes Peter on the clothes line as your neighbor hood SPIDER MAN! SPIDER MAN! Come on Lois let's get busy maybe in the garden right here SPIDER MAN! SPIDER MAN! Touch my can with your hand if you can SPIDER MAN! SPIDER MAN!!! ROCK ON!

10/11/2021 9:30:00 PM

Well Barrabas was named Jesus also so I think it is okay to name your child Jesus.

9/1/2021 7:01:30 AM

i agree peter has almost a fragile connotation, Indiana jones is an example of a strong name


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Peter?
The origin of the name Peter is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Peter?
*️⃣ How many people are named Peter?
Almost 581000 people are named Peter.
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