"son of Piers"

Pierce Origin and Meaning

The name Pierce is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Piers".

Actor Pierce Brosnan brings a strong helping of charm to this name. Pierce was actually a popular name long before Mr. Brosnan came along, from 1880 to the end of the 1930s.

Pierce Brosnan inspired the return of the name in the 1980s, and it's still going strong. Pierce is actually pronounced differently from father name Piers, which has more of a z sound at the end.

About 500 baby boys were named Pierce in the US last year....and about 30 baby girls.

# 546 in the US

Pierce Rank in US Top 1000

# 703 on Nameberry

Pierce Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Pierce Popularity

Famous People Named Pierce

  • Pierce Brendan BrosnanIrish actor
  • Pierce ButlerU.S. Founding Father and Senator from North Carolina
  • Pierce GagnonAmerican child actor
  • Neil Mallon Pierce Bushson of U.S. President George H.W. Bush; brother of President George W. Bush; named for his mother Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Pierce Bush (b. 1986)son of Neil Bush; grandson of President George H.W. Bush
  • Pierce Rinfret (b. 2010)son of TV presenter Melissa Porter and Peter Rinfret
  • Franklin Pierce14th President of the United States
  • Pierce Alexander Bryan (b. 2019)son of Zachery & Carly Bryan

Pierce in Pop Culture

  • Pierce Washingtoncharacter in the video game franchise "Saints Row"
  • Piercinald Anastasia "Pierce" Hawthornecharacter on TV's "Community"
  • Pierce Morehouse Patchettcharacter in movie "L.A. Confidential"
  • Piercea character on TV's "Alien Dawn"
  • Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Piercecharacter from the TV series and film "M*A*S*H"
  • Pierce the VeilAmerican post,hardcore band