Peter meaning

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Peter Name Information

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

The name Peter is a masculine given name that has been used all around the world. This name is derived from the 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 “.

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The 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 States. 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 States. 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 was 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 name 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.


The 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, caring you.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for a 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

The names of people mentioned above are those who have a positive impact on the name’s popularity.


Similar names to the name Peter

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

Padma, Panna, Parker, Perry, and Paige

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Comments on the name Peter
01/08/2024 22:02:38

I always liked my name, "Peter." I didn't run into a lot of Peter's as I was growing up but no one ever thought it was a "wierd" name. I liked the association with "Peter Pan" which my mother told me meant "all Peter's."

12/16/2023 10:57:10

lol my friends name it peter. hes weird. but cool. yet odd. well its kinda of hard to decribe peter. you could describe him as asian!! heck yes!! lol

12/03/2023 06:08:26

It's actually quite awesome because it kind of goes along with my last name dong, so I think it is awesome.

08/10/2023 14:09:54

I never thought i would date someone named Peter because It'sounds like a really smarty kind of name but my boyfriends name is peter and we're going to be having a baby'soon and because of him she's going to be twice as cute! haha jk i love him like none other. he is my world. Now peter is in my everyday vocab!

07/12/2023 13:56:32

I think I only like the name because it is the name of the boy I like ~Kaylah

07/01/2023 23:08:26

My dad's name is Peter. It's weird. I call him Pedro and Pietro too.

06/25/2023 18:25:58

I am married to a Peter, aged 33, and though there where many Peter's in my older'sister's class at school (7 yrs older), I never had one in my class. I think the name Peter may have died in the 1982's, as I haven't heard of many babies called Peter lately.

06/05/2023 03:31:26

My name was once over'sed in a conversation. It went 'Hello Peter' 'Hello' 'Peter, peter peter peter peter peter' 'Yes' 'Nothing' It was rubbish

06/03/2023 21:15:12

Hey, I like the name Peter/Pete, but every one I know with that name, tends to overdo it. They either work too much, drink too much, or party too much. Not sure I would choose the name.

05/31/2023 11:15:30

I think "Peter" is actually a pretty great, classic name. It means "rock" or "stone", so people with that name are usually strong, wise and sometimes brave. Some of the most memorable people in history have had that name. Peter Cushing for example, who's played Van he'sing and a couple other heroic characters in horror. In fact, I'm working on a story entitled "Peter The'slayer", in which the main character'slays monsters and fights to protect mankind from the forces of evil. It's a slow process, but I'm working on it. Also, my first name is "Peter", I was named after my dad and my grandfather. My grandfather'served in the army and received a medal of honor.

05/24/2023 17:54:48

I like the name Peter--It'sounds strong and wise. And the nickname "Pete" sounds like a friendly guy. We used to call an old friend "Pete the Meat"!

05/01/2023 17:59:24

My brother is named Peter, the name'seems to have a soft, almost fragile connotation to it. I wouldnt call it a strong name.

04/28/2023 06:31:32

I chose this name for my son because it is a classic and so many doctors, lawyers and news broadcasters are named Peter. It'signals stren'th, smarts and class. Pete is such a cute, scrappy nickname. Also, I love in the bible when Jesus renames Simon as Peter, telling him is the Rock. Classic.

03/08/2023 22:38:32

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

02/13/2023 06:15:40

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

01/18/2023 17:12:32

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

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 16:29:30

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

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.

11/04/2022 13:36:46

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 07:19:32

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.

09/23/2022 12:59:10

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.

07/27/2022 22:06:54

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

06/27/2022 11:01:48

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

06/05/2022 02:50:24

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

02/24/2022 19:28:30

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 21:30:00

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

09/01/2021 07:01:30

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

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Peter FAQs

*️⃣ 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.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Peter?
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