What does Peterson mean?
(male) Petermo, Pioterson, ..
(female) Petercia, Peteres, .. Middle name pairings:
Peterson Javon (P.J.), ..
How popular is Peterson?
Peterson is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#63 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Peterson (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Peter (#206 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Petros, are seldom used. This relation of Peterson was popular 65 years ago (#39) and has become significantly less common since (#206, ▼80.2%), with Peter becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Peterson is pronounced similarly to Paterson and Patterson. Other recommended names are Abelson, Aeson, Aileron, Aleron, Algernon, Anderson▲, Atherton, Auberron, Bergeron, Berton, Cimeron, Deekon, Delron, Denison, Dennyson, Deveon, Devron, Emerson▲, Estevon, Everton, Ferron, Gershon, Gerson, Greyson▲, Hedeon, Henderson▼, Hermon▼, Hewson, Jameson▲, Jefferson, Jepherson, Jeron, Kieron, Lebron, Leeron, Meirion, Neillson (see Nelson), Nelson▼, Oberon, Oeberon, Palmerston, Parson, Parsons, Parton, Pattison, Pearson, Pearsson, Peder, Pedro, Peer, Pembrook, Peregrin, Person, Persons, Pete▼, Peverall (see Peverell), Peverel, Peyton, Piers, Pierson, Piersson, Pieter, Robeson, Sanderson, Somerton, Stetson▲, Stevenson, Teron, Terron, Theron▼, Therron, Urson and Vernon▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Peterson.See names in meaning and etymology.