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What does Pierce mean?

Pierce Pronunciation of Pierce [pierce] as a boys' name is pronounced peerz. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Pierce is "rock". Variant of Piers from Peter. Actor Pierce Brosnan.

Associated with: greek, rock.

Variations

Pierce has 9 variants: Pearce, Pears, Pearson, Pearsson, Peerce, Peirce, Piers, Pierson and Piersson.

8 more alternative forms via Peter: Per, Pete, Petre, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter and Pietro.

Creative forms:
(male) Parce, Prece, ..

(female) Pieres, Piersy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pierce Leeland (P.L.), ..

How popular is Pierce?

Pierce is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#186 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pierce reached its top rank of #462 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #466. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Pearson, Per, Pete, Peter (#206 a year ago), Pierre (#1124), Pierson (#1310) and Pietro are the prominent alternative forms of Pierce (#466 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Pierce reached the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (median #1292) and have become significantly less common since (#1388, 72% less usage). Peter has been the recurring favorite, although Pierce appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms like Peter have lost favor.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierson, Pietro in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Pierce is alike in pronunciation to Perce. Other suggested similar names are Dice, Dierck, Merce, Pace, Paice, Parke, Parrie, Patrece, Patrice, Payce, Peale, Pearcy, Peele, Peer, Pepe, Percey, Percie, Percy, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perry, Pike, Piper, Ponce, Price, Prince, Pryce, Reece, Rice, Spence and Vince. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pierce.

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