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What does Pietro mean?

Pietro Pronunciation of Pietro [pietro] as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Pietro is an alternate spelling of Pedro (Spanish, Portuguese): form of Peter.

Associated with: greek.


15 alternative forms via Pedro, Peter: Pedrio, Per, Petar, Pete, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Piotr and Pyotr.

Creative forms:
(male) Pieto, ..

(female) Piepru, Pieri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pietro Carl (P.C.), ..

How popular is Pietro?

Pietro is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#28407 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pietro entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #1495 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Pietro appearing in the Top 2000 are Pedro (#367 from recent data), Per, Pete, Peter (#206), Pierce (#466) and Pierre (#1124). Other variants, like Pieter, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Pietro reached its peak during 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.58%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.19%, 67%), with versions such as Pete becoming less trendy. Pierce is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Artro, Cedro, Cicero, Ciro, Eero, Fredro, Hiro, Jethro, Jiro, Omero, Pears, Peer, Perl, Perry, Piers, Pierson, Pilipo (see Philip), Pino, Pio, Piper, Pipo, Pippo, Pitt, Plato, Pluto, Preemo (see Primo), Premo, Speero, Spero and Zero. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pietro.