Pete

Pete - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Pete, meaning rock, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #191. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Pete and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Pete? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Pete. The baby boy name Pete was given to 24 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2172 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 68,377 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Pete peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1917 on position 187.



Famous with this name

Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Goldfinger
Pete Docter


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Pete is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Pete is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,347 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,497.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Pete is where you live.


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Pete origin and meaning

Pete is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means rock. To see famous people named Pete, pop culture references for the name Pete and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Pete

We've found the following names that sound similar to Pete, sorted by popularity.

Pat / Patty / Phat /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122172
20111944
20102004
20092009
20081911
20071734
20061586
20051660
20041523
20031398
20021310
20011432
20001384
19991137
19981052
19971082
19961040
19951130
1994987
1993959
1992914
1991789
1990810
1989769
1988720
1987700
1986634
1985641
1984613
1983609
1982593
1981582
1980605
1979518
1978613
1977537
1976509
1975502
1974497
1973472
1972466
1971445
1970425
1969438
1968411
1967400
1966391
1965370
1964336
1963320
1962312
1961293
1960287
1959283
1958279
1957295
1956313
1955318
1954328
1953312
1952317
1951303
1950283
1949284
1948254
1947241
1946226
1945234
1944216
1943225
1942248
1941240
1940243
1939221
1938234
1937230
1936210
1935205
1934205
1933224
1932230
1931212
1930221
1929220
1928214
1927220
1926214
1925215
1924217
1923207
1922203
1921206
1920202
1919200
1918202
1917187
1916197
1915207
1914194
1913196
1912216
1911215
1910191

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1347
California1497

Even more about Pete


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Pete a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Pete?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1917
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Pete
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 68,377
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +24

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