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Gender: Male Origin of Per: Scandinavian variation of Peter Meaning of Peter: Greek, "rock"

The name Per is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin. Per and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Famous People Named Per

Per Mertesacker, German footballer
Per Borten, 14th Prime Minister of Norway
Erik Per Sullivan, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Per

Per Haskell, character in Leigh Bardugo's "Six of Crows" duology.