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What does Perkins mean?

Perkins Pronunciation of Perkins [perkins] as a boys' name is an English name, and the meaning of the name Perkins is "rock". Perkins is an alternate spelling of Perkin (English): transcription of Peter. See also Parkins.

Associated with: rock.


2 alternative forms via Perkin: Perkyn and Perrin.

Creative forms:
(male) Pekins, Prokins, ..


Middle name pairings:
Perkins Sutton (P.S.), ..

How popular is Perkins?

Perkins is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#212 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Perrin is the only prominent related form of Perkins (not ranked). Adoption of this form of Perkins was at its apex 125 years ago (#1852). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Atkins, Hawkins, Hopkins, Jenkins, Jenkyns (see Jenkin), Nevins, Paris, Parken, Parkes, Parkin, Parks, Parris, Parriss, Parsons, Percie, Perdido, Perrie, Perseus, Person, Persons, Prinz, Purvis, Purviss, Ursins (see Urso), Watkins and Wilkins. These names tend to be more frequently used than Perkins.

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