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Gender: Male Pronunciation: pee-O-ter Origin of Pyotr: Russian variation of Peter Meaning of Peter: Greek, "rock"

The name Pyotr is a boy's name of Russian origin. Pyotr and is often added to lists like Variations of Peter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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For Americans, may prove too much of a twist on Peter.

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Famous People Named Pyotr

Pyotr (or Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
Pyotr Bagration, Russian prince and general
Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, White Russian general
Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Pyotr Borisovich Gannushkin, Russian psychiatrist

Pop Culture References for the name Pyotr

Pyatr, Petrusha, Petinka, Piotr, Petya, Petenka


iipostmvh Says:


Don't underestimate us Americans. I saw a variation of this name on tv-Piotr. I said oh that's interesting, I bet it's said like or similar to Peter. Came on here and I was right. I don't think it's too difficult for anyone.

caetano Says:


better than Peter

Zelliew Says:


I'd stay with Peter