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Meaning and name origin
Per \per\ as a boy's name means "rock" and is a variant of Peter (Greek): variant of Petros. Also a variant of Pierre (French): Per and Peer are German and Scandinavian forms.
Per has 2 variant forms: Par, Peer.
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 (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Per and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Per, Peter and Pierre. (2014 statistics).
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.