Peter

Peter - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Peter, meaning rock, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #58. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Peter and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Peter? 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 Peter. The baby boy name Peter was given to 1,824 baby boys in 2012, ranking #205 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 900 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Peter peaked in popularity 64 years ago in 1955 on position 35.



Famous with this name

Peter Jackson
Peter Dinklage
Peter Kreuder


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Peter is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Peter is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #69 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #422.

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 Peter is where you live.


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Peter origin and meaning

Peter is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rock. To see famous people named Peter, pop culture references for the name Peter and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Peter

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

Pedro / Pietro / Piotr / Pieter / Peder / Petar / Petra / Pater / Petr /

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
2012205
2011199
2010193
2009190
2008181
2007177
2006168
2005162
2004143
2003146
2002134
2001133
2000125
1999105
1998111
1997102
199696
199589
199487
199382
199281
199177
199074
198966
198864
198764
198660
198560
198460
198359
198257
198155
198055
197953
197854
197755
197654
197554
197450
197352
197248
197147
197044
196943
196839
196739
196639
196539
196439
196340
196243
196142
196041
195940
195841
195737
195637
195535
195437
195338
195236
195138
195037
194938
194837
194736
194638
194538
194440
194339
194239
194144
194043
193946
193848
193751
193656
193559
193461
193360
193262
193161
193056
192955
192856
192759
192658
192560
192459
192358
192257
192158
192057
191957
191853
191750
191650
191548
191448
191351
191248
191151
191058

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia69
Massachusetts95
Connecticut99
New Hampshire118
New York119
New Jersey125
Minnesota127
Washington130
Idaho134
Maryland148
Virginia150
Delaware153
Utah153
Maine157
Alaska160
Oregon161
Wisconsin161
Colorado162
Illinois170
Pennsylvania171
Kansas189
Rhode Island194
Missouri199
Michigan201
North Dakota218
California220
Arizona245
Nebraska246
Ohio249
Indiana264
North Carolina271
Florida287
Georgia289
Tennessee290
Texas293
New Mexico303
Iowa316
South Carolina318
Nevada325
Oklahoma331
Louisiana342
Kentucky371
Arkansas380
Alabama422

Even more about Peter


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 Peter 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 Peter?

2 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
1955
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Peter
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 900
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,824

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