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Peter meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Peter No. of characters: 5 Gender: BoyOrigin: English German Dutch Swedish Norwegian Danish Slovene Slovak Biblical Old Greek
How to pronounce Peter péter What does my name mean?
Meanings: Stone Rock River Strong Greek, Latin origin, meaning: rock. Traditional, timeless, popular in many languages ​​name. In Germany until the 20th century very popular, now awarded rare. Known from the Bible by the apostle Peter, and by many popes and saints. Namesakes: Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Russian composer.

Peter was ranked 204 in 2016 list of US boys name and dropped by 2.51% from its previous ranking of 199 in 2015. Peter was ranked 954 in 2006 list of US girls name and dropped by 1.17% from its previous ranking of 943 in 2005.

Full form of Peter : Poised Emotional Thorough Encouraging Relaxed

Peter is a very very popular first name for a girl in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 177 in 2015. Around 11374 people wear Peter as their first name. Peter is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Peter was a rare first name for a girl but is a very very popular first name for a boy which is popular since 2016 and ranked 204 in 2016 in United States. Around 575073 people wear Peter as their first name. Peter is a very consistent name over the past 130 years. 0.159098% of people in US have this given name.

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History of Peter

Peter was the leader of the 12 apostles. He was a fisherman on the Sea of ​​Galilee and was called Simon when Jesus asked him to follow him. It is Christ who gives him the name "Peter" to mean that he would make him the foundation of his Church. He settled in Rome. It is considered the first pope. He was martyred, crucified upside down, under Emperor Nero in 64.

Expression number of Peter is 1.

Peter loves adventure and independence and possess determination and originality. Peter generally leads and direct others and likes to establishes their individual identity.

Names that rhyme with Peter Famous people named Peter
Kristina M. Peterson in Thor as Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melody Peters in Big Tit Patrol 5 as Actress
Verena Peter in Der Erfinder as Actress
Mercedes Peterson in Larva as Actress
Megan Petersen in That Loving Feeling as Miscellaneous Crew
Edith Peters in Il bisbetico domato as Actress
Nicole Peters in Nicole Peters as Actress
Christie Lynn Peterson in Island Bruthas as Actress
Jessica Peters in Commendatori as Actress
Sarah K. Peterson in Conscious as Actress
Names like Peter Peter Namesakes Related Names: PetPetaPetalPetarPetePeterPetereyPeterisPeterjohnPeterkinPetersonPetevePeteyPetiePetinaPetipacePetitePetrPetraPetreComments :Peter is a male first name and a last name. Peter is of Greek origin (πέτρος petros) and means rock within the meaning of Boulder. Patronymic, formed from the name - Petrovich , Petrovna. The grown rock is in Greek as petra referred. In Jesus -word Matthew 16:18 both terms appear as a pun abreast on: "You are Petros '(Boulder), and on, Petra' (grown rock) I want my community build. " In German Peter also has the appellative meaning of boobies "clumsy person". The word German Peter (Pierre in French) comes from the Latin Petrus. It originally means stone, but in Dutch it also means godfather. These or similar meanings occur in compound words as lies Peter, Heulpeter, minced or Ziegenpeter on. The origin of the names the buck for a card game, Hackepeter for a meat dish and Killjoy for a bad-tempered man is uncertain. The name of the chemical substance saltpeter perhaps modeled on Latin sal petrae "rock salt". Peter is in Germany a very popular name, it is the period of the last 120 years of the most frequently assigned name at all. At the beginning of the 20th century Peter was a moderately popular name. More and more boys were named Peter from the early 1930s. In the 1940s and 1950s, the name was several times the most frequently assigned name for newborn boys at all. From the early 1960s its spread gradually fell back to an average level at which it remained until the late 1980s. From the early 1990s, the popularity of the name is, however, then dropped even further. In Russian panegyric literature abroad XVII-XVIII centuries. extraordinary popularity enjoyed "an etymological play on" behalf of Peter (Greek πετρος -. stone). As some researchers believe, the first time such a technique applied Simeon in his poem, written in the birth of Prince Peter Alekseevich. Subsequently, the authors of the Petrine era repeatedly likened the Russian tsar "stone" or "fortress" e.g., Carion Istomin in his "admonition smart view", referring to the young monarch; Rtishchev FM , in his eulogy comparable Peter-stone with the biblical David. Later, the image of Peter, David becomes a major panegyrics. Such comparisons are also characteristic of the South Slavic authors baroque, glorifying Peter in his work. Names derived from Peter: Peter, Peter, Petrunya, Petrus, Petrushka, Petrushka, Peter, Peta, Petryakov, Petryanov, Petusya, Petryata, Petryaha, Petryashov, Petrasha, Petyasha, petunias, Parsley, Petyuka, Petyunya , Petyusya, Rooster, Petyusha, Peter, Petka, Petrik, Petryaev, rooster, barnyard, Petyayka, Petyanya, Peter Petyaha, Petechka. - Meghan Maupin Popularity of Peter
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Other variants of Peter :Botros Boutros Butrus Bedros Petros Peru Petri Peio Petrus Per Perig Pierrick Petar Penko Pere Petru Pejo Perica Pero Petr Petro Peeter Petteri Pietari Pekka Pierre Pitter Petre Pika Péter Peti Pétur Peadar Piaras Pietro Piero Pit Petras Pece Petera Piers Petruccio Pèire Piotr Pedro Pedrinho Petrica Pyotr Petia Petya Pedr  English Boy Names :  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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