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Perry Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Perry is of French origin.

The meaning of Perry is "pear tree".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "wanderer".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2585  in baby name popularity for girls with 68 occurrences.  It ranked 1236 in popular baby names for boys with 146 occurrences. 

View the Perry Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Perry has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Perry to other names.


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Related Names

Perry is a diminutive (nickname) of Peregrine.

Other Tidbits

Perry falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Perry Miller Adato.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Perry in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Perry.

Just for fun, see the name Perry in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Perry in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.