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What does Pedro mean?

Pedro Pronunciation of Pedro [pe-dro] as a boys' name is pronounced PAY-droh. It is of Spanish and Portuguese origin. Variant of Peter. Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.


Pedro has 5 variants: Pedrio, Pepe, Petrolino, Piero and Pietro.

11 more alternative forms via Peter: Par, Peder, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov and Pierre.

Creative forms:
(male) Padro, Pedrow, ..

(female) Peda, Pedrol, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pedro Ephraim (P.E.), ..

How popular is Pedro?

Pedro is a very prominent first name for males (#177 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6143 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pedro reached its peak position of #188 in the U.S. in 1992, and is presently at #367. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Per, Pete, Peter (#206 a year ago), Pierre (#1124) and Pietro are the prominent alternative forms of Pedro (#367 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Petre, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Pedro was more pronounced among parents during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.2%, down 73%), with versions like Pierre becoming less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Andro, Cedro, Eero, Fredro, Pears, Peer, Perl, Perry and Zero. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pedro.