Variation of Perry or Peter, English or Greek
"dweller near the pear tree or rock"

Perrin Origin and Meaning

The name Perrin is a boy's name meaning "dweller near the pear tree or rock".

Perrin has been in long use as a surname, derived from Peter, and is now used quietly as a first name. It may rise higher now that it's a character name in the popular TV adaptation of Robert Jordan's fantasy novel series The Wheel of Time.

Perrin Popularity

Famous People Named Perrin

  • (Henry) Perrin BeattyCanadian MP
  • Jean Baptiste Perrinwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Perrin in Pop Culture

  • Perrin Aybaracharacter in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series
  • Lea & PerrinsEnglish manufacturer of marinades and Worcestershire sauce