What does Per mean?
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Per and corresponding names. Pedro (#354 last year), Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro are the prominent varying forms of Per listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4836%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2817%, down 41.7%), with the versions Pedro, Pete and Pierre becoming less in vogue. Pierce (#470) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name undergoing a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)