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What does Peer mean?

Peer Pronunciation of Peer [peer] as a name for boys has its root in French. Peer is a German, Scandinavian form of Pierre (French): variation of Peter.

Associated with: scandinavian.


Peer has 1 variant: Per.

1 more alternative form via Pierre: Piers.

Creative forms:
(male) Peerre, Pere, ..

(female) Peera, Peper, ..

Middle name pairings:
Peer Javion (P.J.), ..

How popular is Peer?

Peer is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#8118 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Per and Pierre (#1124 in 2015) are the prominent related forms of Peer (unlisted). Adoption of these relations of Peer was more pronounced among parents 4 decades ago (average #1213) and is now significantly reduced (#1562, 59%), with the form Pierre becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Peer is pronounced similarly to Par and Parr. Other suggested similar names are Abeer, Acer, Ameer, Amer, Deker, Dyer, Eber, Eder, Emeer, Ezer, Gaer, Ger, Greer, Heber, Heder, Iver, Keder, Keer, Ker, Lexer, Meier, Meyer, Myer, Neper, Ner, Nezer, Ofeer, Omer, Peak, Peal, Pears, Peder, Pedro, Peel, Peele, Peerce, Peleh, Pell, Pen, Penn, Pepe, Pepper, Perez, Perl, Perry, Petar, Pete, Peter, Petr, Petre, Piero, Piet, Pieter, Piper, Seger, Speer, Teger, Umer, Weber and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Peer.