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What does Petre mean?

Petre Pronunciation of Petre as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Petre means "rock". Petre is an alternate spelling of Peter (Greek): respelling of Petros.

ASSOCIATED WITH Pe-, greek, rock


VARIANTS Pieter, Petar

RELATIONS VIA PETER Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Pete, Petr, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pietro, Piotr, Pyotr

(male) Potre, ..

(female) Petri, ..

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How popular is Petre?

Petre is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#17170 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Petre (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000 are Peter (#206 VIA LATEST LIST), Pedro (#367), Pierce (#466), Pierre (#1124), Pietro, Pete and Per. Usage of these forms of Petre reached its highest during 1950-1959 (MEDIAN #948) and is now much diminished (#1166, DOWN 67.1%). Peter is more universally found than the rest, though Pierce has gained in popularity, while versions like Peter are no longer trendy. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter, Pierce, Pierre, Pietro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Per, Peter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Petre is pronounced similarly to Potter. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Gere, Jere, Jerre, Peale, Pearce, Pears, Peele, Peer, Peerce, Peirce, Pepe, Perce, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perry, Petuel and Vere. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petre.

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