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Peter Meaning

    

What does Peter mean?

The name Peter is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Peter is "rock, stone".

Peter is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Pe-ter.

The Given Name Peter

The name Peter is derived via Latin from the Greek word petros meaning "stone or rock".

The name has very been popular through the ages. Borne by both the most well known of Christ's apostles as well as a Russian Tsar.

Peter the Great has been credited with transforming Russia into a major European Empire via land conquests and opening Russia to Western influences.

Many children's book characters have also been bestowed the name including "Peter Pan", "Peter Rabbit" and Peter from "Peter and the Wolf".

Visually breathtaking and hidden amidst nearly impenetrable mountains to the east running from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea the ancient city of Petra is an abandoned necropolis of temples and tombs cut directly into towering cliffs of red, pink and orange sandstone.

By far the best known tourist attraction in Jordan, the "lost city" of Petra was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Tours enter through a 1.5 km winding narrow gorge (Siq) surrounded by soaring vertical cliffs of sandstone which exit upon the most famous Petra structure, the 40 meter high Treasury (Al-Khazneh). Petra may be reached by day tour from the Israeli resort city of Eilat or Amman, Jordan.

Peter falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Peter Agre, and Peter Araki Chobyoye.

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Peter Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 206 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,913 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 204 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,910 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Peter has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Peter Name Popularity Page.

Peter Related Names

Famous Peters

  • Peter ~ Saint, 1 storm, Pope (?-67), Biblical Character (Matt. 4:18/Matt. 16:17/John 1:42)
  • Peter Agre ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2003
  • Peter Araki Chobyoye ~ Saint
  • Peter Arntz ~ Soccer Player
  • Peter Balsam ~ Saint
  • Peter Bosz ~ Soccer Player
  • Peter C. Doherty ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1996
  • Peter Capaldi ~ Actor
  • Peter Ch'oe Hyong ~ Saint
  • Peter Cho Hwa so ~ Saint
  • Peter Chrysologus ~ Saint
  • Peter Cushing ~ Actor
  • Peter D. Mitchell ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1978
  • Peter Damian ~ Saint
  • Peter de la Cadireta ~ Saint
  • Peter Debye ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1936
  • Peter Diamond ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 2010
  • Peter Dinklage ~ Actor
  • Peter Drucker ~ Business Mogul
  • Peter Dung Van Dinh ~ Saint
  • Peter Duong ~ Saint
  • Peter Egan ~ Actor
  • Peter Facinelli ~ Actor
  • Peter Falk ~ Actor
  • Peter Finch ~ Actor
  • Peter Fonda ~ Actor
  • Peter Francis Neron ~ Saint
  • Peter Friedhofen ~ Saint
  • Peter Gabriel ~ Rock Musician
  • Peter Gallagher ~ Actor
  • Peter Gonzalez ~ Saint
  • Peter Graves ~ Actor
  • Peter Grunberg ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2007
  • Peter Hieu ~ Saint
  • Peter Higgins ~ Saint
  • Peter Higgs ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2013
  • Peter Hoekstra ~ Soccer Player
  • Peter Hong Pyong ju ~ Saint
  • Peter Igneus ~ Saint
  • Peter II ~ Saint
  • Peter II of Sebastea ~ Saint
  • Peter Ikiemon ~ Saint
  • Peter Jackson ~ Film Director
  • Peter Khanh ~ Saint
  • Peter Krause ~ Actor
  • Peter Kufioji ~ Saint
  • Peter Lieou ~ Saint
  • Peter Liu Wenyuan ~ Saint
  • Peter Lorre ~ Actor
  • Peter MacNicol ~ Actor
  • Peter Mansfield ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2003
  • Peter Martinez ~ Saint
  • Peter Medawar ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1960
  • Peter Nangashi ~ Saint
  • Peter Nolasco ~ Saint
  • Peter O'Toole ~ Actor
  • Peter of Anagni ~ Saint
  • Peter of Atroa ~ Saint
  • Peter of Canterbury ~ Saint
  • Peter of Castelnau ~ Saint
  • Peter of Chavanon ~ Saint
  • Peter of Gubbio ~ Saint
  • Peter of Juilly ~ Saint
  • Peter of Lampsacus ~ Saint
  • Peter of Nicomedia ~ Saint
  • Peter of Osma ~ Saint
  • Peter of Pappacarbone ~ Saint
  • Peter of Perugia ~ Saint
  • Peter of Sassoferrato ~ Saint
  • Peter of Siena ~ Saint
  • Peter of the Holy Mother of God ~ Saint
  • Peter of Trevi ~ Saint
  • Peter of Verona ~ Saint
  • Peter Onizuko ~ Saint
  • Peter Ou ~ Saint
  • Peter Pan ~ Peter Pan character, The Little White Bird character
  • Peter Pareuzi ~ Saint
  • Peter Parker ~ Spider-Man character
  • Peter Pascual ~ Saint
  • Peter Paul of Saint Claire ~ Saint
  • Peter Paul Rubens ~ Artist
  • Peter Pettigrew ~ Harry Potter character
  • Peter Pevensie ~ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe character
  • Peter Pond ~ Explorer
  • Peter Quy ~ Saint
  • Peter Rabbit ~ Old Mother West Wind character, The Tale of Peter Rabbit character
  • Peter Reckell ~ Actor
  • Peter Rinshei ~ Saint
  • Peter Rodriguez ~ Saint
  • Peter Ryou Tiyeng Rioul ~ Saint
  • Peter Sanga ~ Saint
  • Peter Sarsgaard ~ Actor
  • Peter Sellers ~ Actor
  • Peter Shichiyemon ~ Saint
  • Peter Shilton ~ Soccer Player
  • Peter Skene Ogden ~ Explorer
  • Peter Snow ~ Saint
  • Peter Stastný ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Peter Tecelano ~ Saint
  • Peter the Deacon ~ Saint
  • Peter the Hermit ~ Saint
  • Peter the Scribe ~ Saint
  • Peter the Venerable ~ Saint
  • Peter Thi ~ Saint
  • Peter Thuan ~ Saint
  • Peter To Rot ~ Saint
  • Peter Truat ~ Saint
  • Peter Tu ~ Saint
  • Peter Tu Van Nguyen ~ Saint
  • Peter Tuan ~ Saint
  • Peter Tuy ~ Saint
  • Peter Urseolo ~ Hungarian King (1038-1041; 1044-1046)
  • Peter Urseolus ~ Saint
  • Peter Ustinov ~ Actor
  • Peter Van ~ Saint
  • Peter van Vossen ~ Soccer Player
  • Peter Vasquez ~ Saint
  • Peter Venkman ~ Ghostbusters character
  • Peter Vu Dang Khoa ~ Saint
  • Peter Warlock ~ Musician
  • Peter Weller ~ Actor
  • Peter Wright ~ Saint
  • Peter Yi Ho yong ~ Saint
  • Peter Yu Taech'oi ~ Saint

Peter Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Peter.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Peter are often gullible and reasonable but most of all they are read more >>

Peter Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Peter.

Just for fun, see the name Peter 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 Peter in Nautical Flags page.