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What does Peder mean?

Peder Pronunciation of Peder [ped-er] as a name for boys is a Greek name, and Peder means "rock". Peder is an alternate spelling of Peter (Greek): transcription of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


13 related forms via Peter: Par, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Petr, Petre, Piero, Piet, Pieter, Piotr and Pyotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Pedter, Poter, ..

(female) Pedera, Pedper, ..

Middle name pairings:
Peder Jionni (P.J.), ..

How popular is Peder?

Peder is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Peder is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Peder (not ranked) are Pedro (#367 via latest list), Per, Pete and Peter (#206). These relations of Peder were favored 7 decades ago (median #660) and are now much less common (#1143, 74%), with forms like Pete becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ander, Deker, Eder, Elder, Ender, Heber, Heder, Hyder, Jader, Keder, Keer, Lexer, Meier, Meyer, Nader, Neper, Nezer, Paden, Pedael (see Pedahel), Peel, Peer, Peleh, Pepe, Pepper, Perez, Piper, Rider, Ryder, Seger, Sender, Teger, Weber and Xever. Like Peder, these names are not commonly used.

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