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Gender: F Meaning of Peri: "mountain dweller; fruit; fairy" Origin of Peri: Greek; Hebrew; Persian

This name used for both sexes in several cultures is quite well used in Israel.

Famous People Named Peri

Peri Kay Gilpin, American actress
Peri Drysdale, New Zealand fashion entrepreneur
Peri Tarr, American computer scientist

Pop Culture References for the name Peri

Periwinkle "Peri," twin sister of Tinkerbell in Disney film Secret of the Wings
Peri Brown, a character on TV's Doctor Who,
La Peri, a ballet by Dukas
Peri Lomax, character from British soap Hollyoaks
Peri Westmore, character on TV's Devious Maids
Peri Serpentine, daughter of the Hydra in "Monster High" series, twin sister of Pearl Serpentine)
Peri, fallen angels under the sovereignty of Iblis. In Persian legend they are beautiful but malevolent spirits, also fairy-like beings begotten by fallen angels and excluded from Paradise until penance is accomplished
Peri, found in many other Persian girls' names (e.g. Pareerou, Parisa, Perihan)
Peri, Greek word meaning "surrounding" (cf. Pericles, perinatal, periphery...)