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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 lists like Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

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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