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Gender: M Meaning of Perry: "dweller near a pear tree" Origin of Perry: English

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. 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.

Perry/Peri is also occasionally used for girls.

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Famous People Named Perry

Perry Como, American singer and television presenter
Perry Ellis, American fashion designer
Perry Farrell, American musician from the band 'Jane's Addiction' and creator of the Lollapalooza Music Festival franchise
Perry Fenwick, English actor
Perry Fewell, American football coach
Perry Jones, American basketball player
Perry King, American actor
Perry Kitchen, American soccer player
Perry Lafferty, American television producer
Perry Lopez, American actor
Perry Riley, American football player
Perry Saturn, American pro wrestler
Rick Perry, American politician, governor of Texas
Steve Perry, American rock singer of band Journey
TaJuan Akeom Perry, American hip hop artist
Dein Perry, Australian actor/dancer
Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson, Actor

Pop Culture References for the name Perry

Perry Mason, lawyer in a show of the same name
Perry Cox, a doctor on the TV comedy "Scrubs"
Perry the Platypus, pet/secret agent in TV's "Phineas and Ferb"
Perry Vreeland, Bridget's brother in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series
Perry Weinstein, character in movie "November Man"
Perry Miller, character in the "Emily of New Moon" series by L.M. Montgomery

Perrye, Parry, Peri