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Meaning and name origin

Per \per\ as a boy's name is of Greek and French origin, and the meaning of Per is "rock". Per is a variant of Peter (Greek): variant of Petros. Also a variant of Pierre (French): Per and Peer are German and Scandinavian forms.


Variations

Per has 2 variant forms: Par, Peer.


Popularity

Per is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Per for boys. Per reached its highest rank of #94 in Sweden in 1998. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Per name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Per and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Peter (#204), Pierre and Per. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Peter, Pierre in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Per is also pronounced similarly to Parr. Other suggested similar baby names are Ker, Ner, Pen, Perl, Perry, Petr and Piero. These names tend to be more commonly used than Per.

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