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What does Par mean?

Par Pronunciation of Par [par] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Par is "rock". Par is an alternate form of Peter (Greek): form of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Par has 2 variants: Per and Pierre.

10 more alternative forms via Peter: Peder, Pedro, Petar, Pete, Petr, Petre, Piero, Piet, Piotr and Pyotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Paar, Perr, ..

(female) Pa, Para, ..

Middle name pairings:
Par Kayleb (P.K.), ..

How popular is Par?

Par is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#63812 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Pedro (#367 from current records), Per, Pete, Peter (#206) and Pierre (#1124) are the popular variation forms of Par (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Par was more pronounced among parents 7 decades ago (average #647) and is now significantly diminished (#1139, 72.9%), with forms such as Pierre becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter, Pierre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Per, Peter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Par is pronounced similarly to Parr and Peer. Other recommended names are Bar, Dar, Mar, Pal, Pat and Paz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Par.

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