What does Pierce mean?
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.