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pinWhat does Per mean?

Per /per/ as a name for boys is of Greek and French origin, and Per means "rock". Per is an alternate form of Peter (Greek): form of Petros. Per is also a German, Scandinavian form of Pierre (French).


Per has 2 variants: Par and Peer.

Per has 19 more alternative forms via Peter, Pierre: Boutros, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Piers, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Kreatif forms: Perdy, Perke, Perpe. [more]

pinHow popular is Per?

Per is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#103706 out of 150436, Top 69%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Per for boys. Per reached its peak rank of #94 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not ranked at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Per and corresponding names. Pedro (#354 2 years ago), Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro are the prominent varying forms of Per listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Per was at its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4836%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2817%, 41.7%). Peter has generally been a favorite of parents, although Pierce appears to be gaining popularity too, while Pedro, Pete and Pierre used to be popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter, Pierce, Pierre, Pietro in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Per is pronounced similarly to Parr. Other recommended similar baby names are Ger, Ker, Ner, Pen, Perl and Perry. These names tend to be more frequently used than Per.