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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.

Famous People Named Perry

Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como, American singer and television presenter
Perry Edwin Ellis, American fashion designer
Perry Farrell (born Peretz Bernstein), American musician of band 'Jane's Addiction; founder of the Lollapalooza festival
Perry Fenwick, English actor
Perry Fewell, American football coach
Perry James Jones, American basketball player
Perry Firestone King, American actor
Perry Allen Kitchen, American soccer player
Perry Francis Lafferty, American television producer
Julios Caesar "Perry" Lopez, American actor
Perry Alphonso Riley, American football player
Perry Saturn, ring name of Perry Arthur Satullo, American pro wrestler
Aaron Perry Taylor-Johnson, Actor
Rick Perry, American politician, governor of Texas
Steve Perry, American rock singer of band Journey
Matthew Perry, American actor
Perri Luc Kiely, English Dancer in group Diversity

Pop Culture References for the name Perry

Perry White, character from the "Superman" series
Perry Mason, title lawyer in the book and TV series
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
Perry Rhodan, title character in the German science fiction novel series
Perry, character from the Veronica Rossi's book series, Under The Never Sky

Perrye, Parry, Peri