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What does Pierre mean?

Pierre Pronunciation of Pierre [pierre] as a boys' name is pronounced pee-AIR. It is of French origin. Variant of Peter. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.


Pierre has 3 variants: Peer, Per and Piers.

10 more different relations via Peter: Pedro, Pete, Petr, Petre, Pierce, Piero, Piet, Pieter, Pietro and Piotr.

1 feminine form: Pierette.

Creative forms:
(male) Porre, ..

(female) Piere, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pierre Nestor (P.N.), ..

How popular is Pierre?

Pierre is a very prominent first name for men (#531 out of 1220, Top 43%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1379 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pierre reached its top rank of #427 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #1124. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Pierre (#1124 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Peter (#206 the previous year), Pedro (#367), Pierce (#466), Pietro, Pete and Per. Other variants, like Pieter, are seldom used. These relations of Pierre were popular as baby names 65 years ago (adoption of 0.58%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.19%, 67.1%), with versions like Pierre falling out of fashion. Pierce is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Pierre is alike in pronunciation to Parr. Other recommended names are Bairre, Dimetre, Fiacre, Gere, Jere, Jerre, Kierren, Parke, Parrey, Parrie, Parry, Peale, Pearce, Pears, Peele, Peerce, Peirce, Pepe, Perce, Percey, Percie, Percy, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perrin, Perry, Pierson, Pike, Piper, Speare, Tigre, Torre and Vere. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pierre.