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Gender: Male Meaning of Pete: "rock" Origin of Pete: Diminutive of Peter

The name Pete is a boy's name meaning "rock". Pete and is often added to lists like Baby Names from Children's Books and discussed in our forums with posts like "Match the Sibsets!".

From the experts:

Sixties-style short form that sounds cool again -- though the unscrupulous Pete on "Mad Men" is not a character to emulate.

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Famous People Named Pete

Pete Burns, English singer and songwriter, particularly known for being the frontman of the band "Dead or Alive"
Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, American baseball player
Randolph Peter "Pete" Best, English drummer for the Beatles replaced by Ringo
Peter "Pete" O'Hanlon, Irish bassist of band The Strypes
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend, English rock guitarist of The Who
Peter "Pete" Seeger, American folk singer-songwriter
Petros "Pete" Sampras, American tennis player
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., American astronaut
Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, bassist of American rock band Fall Out Boy
Peter "Pete" Davidson, American actor/comedian of "Saturday Night Live"
Pete Bucknall, British singer & vlogger known as "petesjams" on YouTube
Alexander Pete Schreiber, son of actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Pete Holmes, American comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Pete

Pete Campbell, character in TV's "Mad Men"
Pete, main character in Disney's "Pete's Dragon"
Pete, villainous character in Disney cartoons
Stinky Pete the Prospector, character in "Toy Story 2"
Pete Harper, character on TV's "Orange Is the New Black"
Graffiti Pete, character in musical "In The Heights"
Pete Twist, character on Australian TV show "Round the Twist"
Pete Martinsburg, character in "Generation Dead"
Pete Dunville, character on TV series "2 Guys, A Girl, & A Pizza Place"
Pete Hornberger, character on TV series "30 Rock"
Little Pete, character in Michael Grant's "Gone" series
Pete Rooney, character on TV's "Liv and Maddie"
Pete Wrigley, name shared by two brothers on TV's "The Adventures of Pete & Pete"
Pete Thelman, character in "South Park"
Pete Melman, character in "South Park"
Pete, character in "South Park"
Pete the Cat, book series and its main character
Pete the Pup, dog in the Our Gang film series
Pete, character in the movie Shaun of the Dead
Old Puffer Pete, character on animated TV series Chuggington
Pete Malloy, a main character on TV's "Adam-12"
"Pete the Tramp," comic strip by Clarence Russell and its main character
Pete Wisdom, character in Marvel Comics
Cordwood Pete, younger brother of American folk legend Paul Bunyan
Pete, character in "Don't Look At It! Don't Touch It!" by Steve Patschke
Pete, character in the Animal Crossing video game series
"Power Pete," video game and its main character
Sneaky Pete, an Amazon Prime original crime/psychological/drama show