Gender: Male Meaning of Pierce: "son of Piers" Origin of Pierce: English Pierce's Popularity in 2019: #490

Pierce Origin and Meaning

The name Pierce is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Piers".

Actor Pierce Brosnan brings a strong helping of charm to this name.

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Rank in US: #490

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Pop Culture References for the name Pierce

Pearce, Pears, Pearson, Pearsson, Peerce, Peirce, Piers, Pierson, Piersson


ChickenSoup Says:


nice name

Bassilly Says:


He might be one day.

headintheclouds Says:


Pierce is very strong and classic, and due to Pierce Brosnan, makes me think of men who are almost but not quite in my father's generation- wish I had a much-younger brother of mom/dad cool uncle named Pierce! I do prefer the alternative Piers though, because Pierce is first and foremost an action to me- e.g. to pierce your ears- and it sounds too sharp and pointy for my liking.

0h_hey Says:


We named our baby Pierce, we're athiests. He will not be God-fearing. It's just a name, and a strong one I might add. :)

Lainey Loves Life Says:


We just named our son Pierce. It is a variation of the biblical name Peter which means Rock.
A baby named Pierce will be strong yet God-fearing. :)

kelken17 Says:


I LOVE this name but the husband hates it :(

KG777 Says:


When I hear it I think of a strong surname, I don't think of the word more. You're right, if those names are fine, Pierce should be fine. I even think Pike sounds cool, of course it also has a violent meaning. But I prefer to think of Pike's peak, etc.

vintageluvs Says:


Love the name, but is it too violent? I'm not a strict pacifist, but will Pierce be associated with the word instead of the surname, and moreover the literary and historical connections? This isn't a deal breaker for me, but I was just wondering. If Cillian and Lance are fine, shouldn't Pierce be fine?