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What does Perry mean?

Perry Pronunciation of Perry [per-ry] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Perry) is pronounced PARE-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Perry is "traveler, wanderer". Surname and a short form of Peregrine. Also possibly derived from an Old English word referring to a person who lived or worked around a pear tree. Modern use has been inspired by fictional detective Perry Mason. Matthew Calbraith Perry was the Americal naval officer who established American trade relations with Japan in 1854. Singer Perry Como; designer Perry Ellis.

Associated with: surname, old, worked (occupational), tree, modern, fictional (literary).


Perry has 2 variants: Parry and Perrie.

1 more related form via Peregrine: Peregryn.

1 feminine form: Peri.

Creative forms:
(male) Perrya, Piory, ..

(female) Perpa, Perra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Perry Keelan (P.K.), ..

How popular is Perry?

Perry is a very popular first name for men (#287 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#97 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Perry reached its highest position of #112 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1280 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Perry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Perry is alike in pronunciation to Parrey, Parrie and Piero. Other recommended names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garry, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Harry, Henry, Horry, Jefry, Jerry, Jorry, Keary, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Leary, Lorry, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parr, Pearcy, Pears, Pedro, Peer, Penly, Per, Perce, Percey, Percy, Perez, Perkyn, Perl, Perrin, Petr, Petre, Pierre, Rorry, Skerry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Perry.

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