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What does Perry mean?

Perry \p(er)-ry\ as a boys' name (also used 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.


Perry has 2 variants: Parry and Perrie.

Perry has 3 more related forms via Peregrine: Peregrin, Peregrino and Peregryn.

Perry has 1 feminine form: Peri.


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. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Perry for boys. Perry reached its highest position of #111 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 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. Other recommended similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Gerry, Jerry, Kerry, Parr, Peer, Per, Percy, Pierre and Terry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Perry.