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Meaning of Per

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The name Per has the following meaning:

As solid as a rock. Derived from the Greek "Petros" (stone).
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Per is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

There are no available USA popularity statistics for the name Per for the past 100 years. However, the following chart shows the popularity ranking for the name Peter, of which the name Per is a variant.
USA baby name statistics


The name Per is very likely a(n) Greek variant of the name Peter.

See other suggested Greek boy baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Peter.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Per and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Per: Boys - Adonis, Alek, Alexander, Ambrose, Ammon, Anacletus, Basil, Cletus, Cole, Cristopher, Cyril, Girls - Danae, Neola, Zoe, Both genders - Eunice, Phoenix


The name Per is a variant of Peter. Other popular variants of the name Peter are: Peader, Peat, Peate, Peder, Pedro (Portuguese), Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete (English), Petenka, Peterka, Peterke, Peterson, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Petrus, Petruso, Petter, Petur, Petya, Peytr, Pierre (French), Piet, Pieter, Piotr, Pyotr, Pytor


We think the name Per should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Per to be: Ambitious, honest and unpretentious

In one word, you might describe Per as a(n) "unpretentious" person.

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