What does Peri mean?
Peri /peri/ [2 sylls.] 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".
How popular is Peri?
Peri is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#28049 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only popular related form of Peri (not in Top 1000) is Esperanza. Forms like Esperance are uncommon. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.524%) and has become much lower since, with Esperanza becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Peri and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)