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What does Pyotr mean?

Pyotr Pronunciation of Pyotr [py-otr] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the name Pyotr means "rock". Pyotr is a Russian form of Peter (Greek): variation of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pyotr has 2 variants: Petr and Piotr.

9 more relations via Peter: Par, Peder, Per, Petar, Pete, Petre, Piet, Pieter and Pietro.

Creative forms:
(male) Paotr, Polotr, ..

(female) Pyotri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pyotr Jose (P.J.), ..

How popular is Pyotr?

Pyotr is a rare first name for men. Pyotr is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Pyotr (outside Top 2000) are Peter (#206 in 2015), Pietro, Pete and Per. Other variants, like Piotr, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Pyotr was widespread among parents 7 decades ago (median #1084) and is now significantly lower (#1551, 81.3%), with versions like Peter becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

A recommended name is Pryor. Like Pyotr, this name is not frequently used.

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