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What does Petros mean?

Petros Pronunciation of Petros [pet-ros] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Petros means "rock". Petros is an alternate form of Peter (Greek): version of Petros. See also Parnell.

Associated with: greek, rock.


11 relations via Peter: Boutros, Pedro, Per, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petrov, Piero and Pietro.

Creative forms:
(male) Pemros, Peros, ..

(female) Petri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Petros Gerardo (P.G.), ..

How popular is Petros?

Petros is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23922 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Peter (#206 in 2015), Pedro (#367), Pietro, Per, Parnell and Pete are the prominent alternative forms of Petros (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Petros were favored as baby names 65 years ago (median #1106) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1428, down 74%), with versions such as Pete becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeolos, Ambros, Andros, Athos, Cletos, Delios, Delos, Demos, Eros, Ikaros, Kletos, Pablos, Paris, Parks, Parris, Paton, Patric, Patrik, Patryk, Pats, Patton, Paulos, Pearce, Pearcy, Pears, Pearson, Pedrio (see Pedro), Peer, Peerce, Peirce, Perce, Percy, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perrin, Perry, Person, Persons, Petuel, Peyton, Piers, Ponthos, Porthos, Spiros, Spyros, Titos, Xenos, Zenios and Zenos. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petros.

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