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What does Peri mean?

Peri \p(e)-ri\ as a girls' name is pronounced PARE-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Peri is "outcome, result". Also variant of Perry. In Greek mythology, an "oread", nymph of mountains and caves. In Persian fable, a fallen angel. Pera and Perita are Spanish short forms of Esperanza. Perah is an Israeli name meaning "flower".


Peri has 3 variants: Pera, Perah and Perita.

Peri has 5 more alternative forms via Esperanza, Perry: Esperance, Esperantia, Perrey, Perri and Perrie.


Peri is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#25239 out of 88799, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular related form of Peri (#unlisted) is Esperanza. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1920-1929 and has become much lower since, with the version Esperanza becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Peri and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Esperanza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Peri and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Peri is pronounced similarly to Piera. Other recommended similar baby names are Ceri, Geri, Jeri, Keri, Perl, Pier, Pru and Teri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Peri.