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.
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).