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What does Pearce mean?

Pearce Pronunciation of Pearce [pearce] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Pearce is "rock". Pearce is a version of Pierce (English, Greek): version of Piers from Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pearce has 3 variants: Pears, Peerce and Peirce.

1 more related form via Pierce, Piers: Pearson.

Creative forms:
(male) Pearco, Purce, ..

(female) Pearie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pearce Bryar (P.B.), ..

How popular is Pearce?

Pearce is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1054 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Pearce (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Pierce (#466 in 2015) and Pearson. Other variants, like Peirce, are seldom used. These relations of Pearce were at the height of their popularity in 2015. Pierce is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pearson, Pierce in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Pearce is alike in pronunciation to Perce. Other recommended names are Cace, Cayce, Chace, Chance, Chayce, Felice, Hearne, Jace, Jaice, Kearie, Kearne, Lance, Mace, Merce, Pace, Page, Paice, Paige, Paine, Par, Paris, Parke, Parken, Parkes, Parks, Parnel, Parr, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Parvez, Pascoe, Patrece, Patrice, Pavle, Payce, Payge, Payne, Peak, Peale, Peall, Pealle, Pearcy, Peasly, Pedrio (see Pedro), Pedro, Peele, Peer, Pelike (see Felix), Pepe, Percey, Percie, Percy, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perrin, Perry, Pesach, Pete, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierre, Ponce, Price, Prince, Pryce, Raice, Rance, Rayce, Reece, Searle and Trace. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pearce.

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