Names That Mean Pear

  1. Perry
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near a pear tree"
    • Description:

      It's a long time now since this casual but suave name was linked to velvet-throated, cardigan-sweatered singer Perry (born Pierino, son of Pietro) Como's day... and this could be the moment for a reassessment. Other Perry associations are designer Ellis and the fictional Perry Mason and Perry White. There is also the option of taking the long way round to Perry via the more substantial Peregrine or Percival.
  2. Perrin
    • Origin:

      Variation of Perry or Peter, English or Greek
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near the pear tree or rock"
    • Description:

      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.
  3. Perry
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "pear tree"
    • Description:

      Relaxed male name occasionally used for girls; sounds novel compared to such former favorites as Kerry and Sherry.
  4. Sabra
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "prickly pear"
    • Description:

      Term for a native-born Israeli, first brought to notice in Edna Ferber's 1929 novel Cimarron. Prickly pear has neen interpreted to mean tough on the outside, soft and sweet within.
  5. Eri
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "loving reason; blessing + reason; hometown blessing; picture + pear"
    • Description:

      Short and sweet Eri is a common female name in Japan that could cross cultures quite easily.
  6. Perre
    • Origin:

      Norman
    • Meaning:

      "pear tree"
    • Description:

      Dutch road cyclist Steven Kruijswijk introduced the world to this name when he chose it for his son born in 2016. It is related to the name Perry, which also means pear tree.
  7. Perrin
    • Origin:

      Variation of Perry or Peter, English or Greek
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near the pear tree or rock"
    • Description:

      Perrin has been in long use as a surname, derived from Peter, and is now used quietly as a first name. It was given to 37 boys and 12 girls in the US in 2022, an increase over the year before. It has an attractive sound and feel and seems equally usable for both sexes.
  8. Pyrus
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "pear"
    • Description:

      A fresh nature-inspired take on Cyrus.
  9. Parton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "pear orchard"
    • Description:

      For now at least, Parton conjures up the larger-than-life image of Dolly. For an American boy, Patton or Peyton would probably be a better bet.