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Peterson meaning and name origin
Peterson \p(e)-ter-son, pet(e)-rson\ as a boy's name is a variant of Peter (Greek), and the meaning of Peterson is "rock".
The baby name Peterson sounds like Paterson and Patterson. Other similar baby names are Person, Pierson and Pearson.
Popularity of Peterson
Peterson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#68 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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