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Gender: Male Meaning of Pierce: "son of Piers" Origin of Pierce: English Pierce's Popularity in 2017: #522

The name Pierce is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Piers". Pierce is ranked #522 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Alternatives to Parker and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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

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Famous People Named Pierce

Pierce Brendan Brosnan, Irish actor
Pierce Butler, U.S. Founding Father and Senator from North Carolina
Pierce Gagnon, American child actor
Neil Mallon Pierce Bush, son of U.S. President George H.W. Bush; brother of President George W. Bush; named for his mother Barbara Pierce Bush
Pierce Bush (b. 1986), son of Neil Bush; grandson of President George H.W. Bush
Pierce Rinfret (b. 2010), son of TV presenter Melissa Porter and Peter Rinfret
Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Pierce

Pierce Washington, character in the video game franchise "Saints Row"
Piercinald Anastasia "Pierce" Hawthorne, character on TV's "Community"
Pierce Morehouse Patchett, character in movie "L.A. Confidential"
Pierce, a character on TV's "Alien Dawn"
Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, character from the TV series and film "M*A*S*H"
Pierce the Veil, American post-hardcore band

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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?