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Perry (girl)

What does Perry mean?

Perry Pronunciation of Perry [per-ry] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Perry) is of French origin, and the meaning of Perry is "pear tree". Also diminutive of Peregrine (Latin) "wanderer". Originally a boy's name. Author Perri Klass.

Associated with: tree.


Perry has 3 variants: Perrey, Perri and Perrie.

Affiliated girl name: Peri.

3 more alternative forms via Perri: Perrin, Perrine and Perris.

1 masculine form: Parry.

Creative forms:
(female) Pary, Paury, ..

(male) Periz, Perrya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Perry Tania (P.T.), ..

How popular is Perry?

Perry is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2709 out of 4276, Top 63%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#97 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Perry reached its top position of #1675 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Perry name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Perry outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Peri and Perri are the popular alternative forms of Perry. Other forms, like Perris, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Perry reached its peak 6 decades ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Perry, Peri, Perri in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Perry is pronounced similarly to Pera, Perah and Piera. Other recommended names are Barry, Berry, Carry, Cherry, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Gerry, Jerry, Jery, Jorry, Karry, Kerry, Korry, Lorry, Merry, Norry, Pearl, Peggy, Penny, Peony, Peppy, Perl, Perla, Perle, Perley, Perran, Perren, Perryn, Persys, Petra, Sherry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Perry.

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