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What does Pieter mean?

Pieter Pronunciation of Pieter [pieter] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Pieter is "rock". Pieter is a Dutch form of Peter (Greek): variation of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pieter has 2 variants: Petar and Petre.

11 more related forms via Peter: Peder, Per, Pete, Petr, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Pater, Preter, ..

(female) Pienel, Pietri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pieter Finn (P.F.), ..

How popular is Pieter?

Pieter is a rare first name for males. Pieter is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Pieter (outside Top 2000) are Peter (#206 the previous year), Pierce (#466), Pierre (#1124), Pietro, Pete and Per. These forms of Pieter were popular as birth names 7 decades ago (adoption of 0.55%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.14%, 74%), with versions such as Pete going out of style. Pierce is the most trendy baby name in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Pieter is pronounced similarly to Potter. Other suggested similar names are Abeer, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alester, Alister, Alter, Ameer, Beemer, Carter, Colter, Coster, Dexter, Dieter, Einer, Eizer, Emeer, Fester, Filmer, Foster, Gilmer, Greer, Greger, Guenter, Gunter, Heder, Hiller, Keder, Keefer, Keer, Kester, Kiefer, Kieffer, Kiefner, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Lester, Lexer, Linder, Loeber, Meyer, Nester, Ofeer, Packer, Palmer, Paten, Patten, Paxten, Peel, Peer, Peleh, Pepe, Pepper, Perez, Petuel, Piers, Pike, Piper, Pitney, Pitt, Porter, Ridder, Riker, Ritter, River, Seeger, Silver, Speer, Teger, Tiger, Tigger, Trever, Vester, Wilmer, Winter, Wister and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pieter.

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