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What does Perkin mean?

Perkin Pronunciation of Perkin [perkin] as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Perkin is "rock". Variant of Peter.

Associated with: rock.


Perkin has 3 variants: Perkins, Perkyn and Perrin.

2 more related forms via Peter: Pekka and Per.

Creative forms:
(male) Pekin, Prikin, ..

(female) Pergan, Peris, ..

Middle name pairings:
Perkin Spencer (P.S.), ..

How popular is Perkin?

Perkin is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#33782 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Perkin (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Per, Perrin and Peter (#206 via latest list). These relations of Perkin were at the top of their popularity in the 1950s (average #1346) and have become much less conventional since (#1402, 80%), with the form Peter becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Perrin, Peter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Perkin is alike in pronunciation to Parken and Parkin. Other recommended names are Bergin, Berkie, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Deakin, Derrin, Dervin, Derwin, Fermin, Ferrin, Germin, Harkin, Herin, Jenkin, Jermin, Jerrin, Kervin, Kerwin, Larkin, Merlin, Mervin, Merwin, Parkins, Parkman, Parson, Pearson, Percie, Perrie, Person, Persons, Pierson, Terrin, Verlin and Vernin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Perkin.

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