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What does Pierre mean?

Pierre /pier-re/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced pee-AIR. It is of French origin. Variant of Peter. Per and Peer are German and Scandinavian forms. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.


Pierre has 3 variants: Peer, Per and Piers.

Pierre has 19 more different forms via Per, Peter: Boutros, Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Pierre has 1 feminine form: Pierette.

Kreatif forms: Parre, Pierrio, Porre. [more]

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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Pierre for boys. Pierre reached its top rank of #443 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pierre name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Pierre listed in the Top 1000 are Peter (#204 the previous year), Pedro (#354), Pierce (#470), Pietro, Pete and Per. Variants like Petre are seldom used. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4836%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2817%, down 41.7%), with the versions Pedro, Pete and Pierre becoming less fashionable. Pierce (#470) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Pierre and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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

Recommended similar baby names are Perrie and Perry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pierre.