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Gender: Male Meaning of Peterson: "son of Peter" Origin of Peterson: English

The name Peterson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Peter". Peterson and is often added to user-created lists like British Literature Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Aimee Poole Memorial Elementary School ♡Kindergarten♡".

From the experts:

To honor an ancestral Peter.

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Famous People Named Peterson

Peterson Goodwyn, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Peterson Joseph, Haitian footballer
Peterson Toscano, American actor and playwright

Pop Culture References for the name Peterson

Petersen, Peteris