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What does Peirce mean?

Peirce Pronunciation of Peirce [peirce] as a name for boys has the meaning "rock". Peirce is an alternate form of Pierce (English, Greek): form of Piers from Peter.



VARIANTS Piers, Peerce, Pears, Pearce

(male) Parce, Peirpe, ..

(female) Peirsy, ..

Peirce Brentley (P.B.), ..

How popular is Peirce?

Peirce is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#9585 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Pierce (#466 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is the only prominent related form of Peirce (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). This relation of Peirce is at the height of its popularity today (#466). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Peirce is pronounced similarly to Perce. Other suggested similar names are Beirne, Brice, Dice, Elice, Felice, Jaice, Merce, Pace, Paice, Paige, Paine, Parke, Parrie, Patrece, Patrice, Payce, Peale, Pealle, Pearcy, Pedrio (see Pedro), Pedro, Peele, Peer, Pelike (see Felix), Pepe, Per, Percey, Percie, Percy, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perrin, Perry, Pesach, Pete, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierre, Pike, Ponce, Price, Prime, Prince, Prinze, Pryce, Raice, Reece, Rice, Roice and Vince. These names tend to be more frequently used than Peirce.

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