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What does Pete mean?

Pete Pronunciation of Pete [pe-te] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Pete means "rock". Pete is a version of Peter (Greek): form of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pete has 1 variant: Piet.

17 more related forms via Peter: Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Perte, Pite, ..

(female) Pedi, Pese, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pete Nehemias (P.N.), ..

How popular is Pete?

Pete is a very prominent first name for men (#365 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7147 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pete reached its peak position of #194 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Pete is alike in pronunciation to Pat, Piet and Pitt. Other recommended names are Arte, Clete, Feste, Jette, Nate, Pace, Page, Paten, Pats, Peak, Peal, Peale, Peder, Peel, Peele, Peer, Peleh, Pell, Pen, Penn, Pepe, Per, Perce, Perez, Perl, Petar, Peter, Petr, Petre, Petuel, Pieter, Pike, Pope, Pyke and Tate. These names tend to be less frequently used than Pete.