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Variations of Peter

Peter is one of the classic if not fashionable baby names that may be more appealing in one of its international variations.
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PeterHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "rock"
  • Description:

    Peter is derived from the Greek Petros, meaning “rock” or “stone.” One of the most important figures in the Christian hagiography is Saint Peter, keeper of the Gates of Heaven. Born Simon bar Jonah, he was given the nickname Peter by Jesus, to signify that he would be the rock on which Christ would build Christianity. Centuries later, there was Peter the Great, the czar who developed Russia as a major European power.

PietroHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian variation of Peter
  • Description:

    Yet another winning international form of Peter.

PierreHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Peter
  • Description:

    One of the most familiar—if not stereotypical—Gallic names.

PedroHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of Peter
  • Description:

    Pedro is one of the most familiar Spanish names for boys, via baseball star Pedro Rodriguez and many others.

PieroHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian, variation of Peter
  • Meaning:

    "rock"
  • Description:

    Piero is elegant, melodic, appealing. Just picture the muted frescoes of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.
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PietHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch, diminutive of Pieter
  • Meaning:

    "rock"
  • Description:

    Wonderful nickname name most often associated in this country with Dutch modernist painter Mondrian. Pronounced PEET.

PanosHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek variation of Panagiotis
  • Meaning:

    "all holy"
  • Description:

    This is a straightforward choice for parents looking to honor their Greek ancestry.

PyotrHeart

  • Origin:

    Russian variation of Peter
  • Description:

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

PerHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Peter
  • Description:

    So simple, yet so exotic: a prime candidate for export. Pronunciation is like the English pair or pear.

PerHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Peter
  • Description:

    So simple, yet so exotic: a prime candidate for export. Pronunciation is like the English pair or pear.
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PelloHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek and Basque
  • Meaning:

    "stone"
  • Description:

    Creative variation on Peter.

PederHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Peter
  • Description:

    Peder? You mean Peter? You'll have to do a lot of spelling and explaining of this one.
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PederHeart

  • Origin:

    Scandinavian variation of Peter
  • Description:

    Peder? You mean Peter? You'll have to do a lot of spelling and explaining of this one.

PeadairHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish variation of Peter
  • Description:

    Peadair is one way to reinvent a classic, though insisting on the authentic pronunciation could cause problems.

PekkaHeart

  • Origin:

    Finnish variation of Peter, English from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "rock"
  • Description:

    The Finnish form of Peter was most common in its culture of origin in the 1950s and '60s.
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PeruHeart

  • Origin:

    Place name
  • Description:

    An unexplored choice, evocative of the snowcapped Andes, with a pleasant, catchy sound.
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PedrHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh form of Peter
  • Description:

    A softer, less vowelly variation of Peter, that appears in the Welsh Bible but not currently in the charts there. The Welsh name for daffodils, the national flower of Wales, is cennin pedr, "Peter's leeks".
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PetriniHeart

  • Description:

    A Greek way to say Peter.
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