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Gender: M Meaning of Pete: "rock" Origin of Pete: Diminutive of Peter

Sixties-style short form that sounds cool again -- though the unscrupulous Pete on "Mad Men" is not a character to emulate.

Famous People Named Pete

Peter "Pete" O'Hanlon, bassist from Irish band The Strypes
Pete Rose, U.S. baseball player
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend, English rock guitarist of The Who
Pete Seeger, U.S. folksinger
Pete Sampras, U.S. tennis player
Peter "Pete" Lewis Kingston Wentz III, Fall Out Boy's bassist, and primary lyricist
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., American astronaut
Pete Wentz, bassist of the band Fall Out Boy
Alexander Pete Schreiber, son of actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Pop Culture References for the name Pete

Pete Campbell, character in TV's "Mad Men"
Stinky Pete the Prospector, character in "Toy Story 2"
Little Pete, Astrid's younger brother in Michael Grant's "Gone" series
Pete Harper, character from Netflix show "Orange is the New Black"
Pete, Disney cartoon character
Pete, Aidan Shaw's dog on TV's "Sex and the City"
Pete Twist, from the Australian TV show "Round the Twist"
Pete Martinsburg, character in the book "Generation Dead"
Pete Dunville, from TV series "2 Guys, A Girl, & A Pizza Place"
Pete Hornberger, from TV series "30 Rock"