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What does Peregrine mean?

Peregrine Pronunciation of Peregrine [pere-grine] as a boys' name is pronounced PARE-a-green. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Peregrine is "traveler, wanderer". "Peregrinations" means "wanderings". The peregrine falcon is favored in the ancient sport of falconry. English writer Peregrine Worsthorne.

Associated with: ancient (old).


Peregrine has 3 variants: Peregrin, Peregrino and Peregryn.

Affiliated boy name: Perry.

2 feminine forms: Perrin and Perry.

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Middle name pairings:
Peregrine Lazarus (P.L.), ..

How popular is Peregrine?

Peregrine is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Peregrine (outside Top 2000) is Perry (#1280 last year). Adoption of this form of Peregrine was common in the 1880s (usage of 0.11%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.01%, 94%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Perry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Peregrine and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Celestine, Germaine, Jermaine, Jerrone, Leverne, Parrie, Peerce, Percie, Perkin, Perkins, Perrie, Perrin, Peveril, Prentice, Selestine, Severne and Tremaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Peregrine.

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