Name
PETER

Name PETER

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 899,719 births of Peter in the countries below, which represents an average of 6,473 births of children bearing the first name Peter per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 2,748 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Peter   
In Italiano Nome Peter   
Available variant : Péter
Variation : Pete


Information about the first name Peter

We celebrate Peter on June 29th
The first name Peter is listed in our categories :The first name Peter has been assigned to:
99.96% to boys
0.04% to girls
The country where the first name Peter is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 5 letters including 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Peter

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Peter : Peetr, Petre, Preet

Peter in Japanese *

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Katakanaピーター
Hiraganaぴーたー
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Origin and meaning of name Peter

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, “stone, rock”), related to πέτρα (pétra).
Etymology src :
  • US, 1902, presumably from shared initial pe-. Compare the use of other men’s names as a slang term for the penis, e.g., dick, willy, John Thomas, etc.
Etymology src :
  • 1812, US miners’ slang, Unknown. Various speculative etymologies have been suggested. One suggestion is that it comes from peter being an abbreviation of saltpeter, the key ingredient in gunpowder – when a mine was exhausted, it was “petered”. Other derivations are from St. Peter (from sense of “rock”), or French péter (“to fart”).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • peter (plural peters)
  • (Britain, slang) A safe.
  • 1963, Kenneth Ullyett, Crime out of Hand (page 109)
  • It used to be simple to 'crack a peter'. Safe-breaking (blowing or cracking a 'peter') in the past three or four years shows that the expert cracksman knows his job.
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • peter (third-person singular simple present peters, present participle petering, simple past and past participle petered)
  • (most often used in the phrase peter out) To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing.
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • peter (third-person singular simple present peters, present participle petering, simple past and past participle petered)
  • (card games, intransitive) Synonym of blue peter
Anagrams src :
  • Peret, Petre, Prete, peert, petre, repet.
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpiːtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpitɚ/, /ˈpiɾɚ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: pita (non-rhotic accents)
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ter
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpiːtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpitɚ/, [ˈpʰitɚ], [ˈpʰiɾɚ]
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • given name variants: Peers, Percy, Pete, Petey, Pierce, Piers
  • feminine forms: Peta, Petra
Proper noun (See also) src :
  • Petrock
  • Petronella
General
Proper noun src :
  • Peter m (genitive Petra, nominative plural Petrovia) declension pattern chlap
  • A male given name, equivalent to English Peter.
Slovak
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛtɛr/
SE Swedish
Anagrams src :
  • repet
Proper noun src :
  • Peter c (genitive Peters)
  • A male given name.
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • variants:
  • Peder
  • Per
  • Percy
  • Petter
  • Petrus
  • Pierre
  • Pärfeminine forms:
  • Pernilla
  • Petra
  • Petronella
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • From Middle Dutch peter, from petrijn, from Latin patrīnus.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle Dutch Peter, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, “rock, stone”), as a name a loan translation of Aramaic כֵּיפָא‎‎ (“stone, rock; Peter, Cephas”).
Anagrams src :
  • repte
Noun src :
  • peter m (plural peters)
  • A godfather.
  • Synonym: peetoom
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈpeː.tər/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧ter
  • Rhymes: -eːtər
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈpeː.tər/
  • Hyphenation: Pie‧ter
  • Rhymes: -eːtər
Proper noun src :
  • Peter m
  • A male given name, equivalent to English Peter.
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, “stone, rock”), related to πέτρα (pétra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.
Pronunciation src :
  • (stressed) IPA(key): /ˈpeːˀtər/, [ˈpʰeːˀd̥ɐ]
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /petər/, [pʰed̥ɐ]
Proper noun src :
  • Peter
  • A male given name.
  • Peter (biblical figure).
  • Og jeg siger dig, at du er Peter, og på den klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke, --- Bibelen, Matthæus 16:18 (1992 transl.)
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • (variants) Peder, Per
  • (feminine forms) Pernille, Petra, Petrea, Petrine
  • (surnames) Pedersen, Petersen
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, “stone, rock”), related to πέτρα (pétra)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈpeːtɐ/
Proper noun src :
  • Peter m or f (genitive Peters, plural Peters or Peter)
  • A common surname.
Proper noun (Alternative forms) src :
  • Peters (singular)
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • biblical form: Petrus
  • feminine form: Petra
Scots
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈpitər/
Proper noun src :
  • Peter
  • A male given name, equivalent to English Peter.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • (diminutive) Pate, Patie
 

Popularity of the name Peter

Number of PETER births per year

Total births of Peter by country

Births with the first name Peter
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
577,729
384
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
85,875
3
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
57,803
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
48,652
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
43,108
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
15,681
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
12,192
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
9,749
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
9,175
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
9,152
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
5,278
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
5,195
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
4,886
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
4,881
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
3,016
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
2,386
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
1,183
1
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
1,126
6
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
665
1
SESweden
1998 - 2019
556
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
320
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
281
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
240
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
190
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
5
0

Total births of Peter by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Peter
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
1,784
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
245
0
ONOntario
2018
95
0
ATAustria
2018
89
0
BRBrazil
2010
68
0
IEIreland
2019
64
0
DKDenmark
2019
63
0
FRFrance
2019
49
0
NLNetherlands
2019
39
0
DEGermany
2018
37
0
ITItaly
2018
36
0
NONorway
2019
36
0
ABAlberta
2019
35
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
30
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
30
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
12
0
SESweden
2019
12
0
QCQuebec
2019
10
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
8
0
ARArgentina
2015
4
0
PLPoland
2019
2
0

Comments on the name Peter

Personalities with the first name Peter

There are 2037 personalities with the first name Peter


Pierre Paul Rubens
src

Spanish netherlands
Diplomat Painter


Franz Schubert
src

Austrian empire
Composer Pianist


Peter O'toole
(Peter Seamus Lorcan O’Toole) src

Ireland United kingdom
Film director Film producer Television actor Film actor Actor Stage actor Voice actor


Bruno Mars
(Peter Gene Hernandez) src

United states of america
Composer Record producer Singer-songwriter Songwriter Multi-instrumentalist Music video director Voice actor Choreographer Dancer


Peter Jackson
(Peter Robert Jackson) src

New zealand
Screenwriter Actor Writer Film director Film producer Film editor


Peter Dinklage
src

United states of america
Actor Stage actor Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor


Peter Sellers
(Richard Henry Sellers) src

United kingdom
Screenwriter Actor Singer Comedian Film director Banjoist Television actor Film actor


Peter Handke
src

Austria
Screenwriter Writer Translator Film director


Pete Seeger
(Peter Seeger) src

United states of america
Singer Singer-songwriter Guitarist Street artist Banjoist Musicologist Peace activist Mandolinist Recording artist


Peter Ustinov
src

United kingdom
Screenwriter Actor Writer Playwright Comedian Television presenter Film director Film producer Television actor Autobiographer



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Peter
Full list of personalities with the first name Peter

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Peter

There are 10663 actors and actresses with the first name Peter
Peter Dacunha
Peter Dehnert
Peter D'alfonso
Peter James Lees
Peter Gudo
Peter Cronkite
Peter Green
Peter Albert Weir
Peter Lampley
Peter Weber
Peter Kruse
Peter Lanzani
Peter Voor De Wind
Peter Adrian Sudarso
Peter Joseph Lewis
Peter Gilroy
Peter Hernandez
Peter Radford
Peter Braathen
Peter Sikalias
Peter Gawtry
Peter Coulter
Peter Forde
Peter Nuon
Peter Ghabi
Peter Baranyai
Peter Dukes
Peter Vives
Peter Ahern
Peter Vack

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Peter
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Peter

Rankings of first name PETER by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#91AT Austria2018
#107IE Ireland2019
#114DK Denmark2019
#145AB Alberta2019
#148ON Ontario2018
#150NO Norway2019
#155BC British Columbia2019
#168NZ New Zealand2019
#188CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#210GB United Kingdom2019
#212US United State of America2019
#242DE Germany2018
#374IT Italy2018
#413NL Netherlands2019
#439QC Quebec2019
#540CH Switzerland2019
#542SE Sweden2019
#615AR Argentina2015
#716PL Poland2019
#859FR France2019
#1178BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name PETER (female) births over the last year available in each country






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