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What does Piers mean?

Piers Pronunciation of Piers [piers] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Piers is "rock". Peter is the Latin form of the name that the Normans brought to Britain as Piers.

Associated with: greek, rock, britain (england).


Piers has 6 variants: Pearce, Pears, Pearson, Pierce, Pierson and Piersson.

Affiliated boy name: Pierre.

14 more different relations via Peter: Par, Peder, Pedro, Per, Pete, Petr, Petre, Petros, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Pietro and Piotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Peers, Pers, ..

(female) Piela, Piersi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Piers Lucas (P.L.), ..

How popular is Piers?

Piers is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#60230 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Piers (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Pearson, Pedro (#367 last year), Per, Pete, Peter (#206), Pierce (#466), Pierre (#1124), Pierson (#1310) and Pietro. Adoption of these relations of Piers reached its most widespread 65 years ago (average #1182) and has become much lower since (#1274, down 66%), with versions such as Pete becoming less in vogue. Peter is the longstanding favorite, though Pierce has gained in usage over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Piers is pronounced similarly to Peerce and Perce. Other suggested similar names are Ayers, Peer, Perl, Piper, Pius, Rivers, Siors and Spiers. Like Piers, these names are not commonly used.

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