Perry Name Meaning & Origin

Perry

Pronunciation: PEH-ree (key)

Origin of the name Perry:

Transferred use of the surname meaning "dweller by the pear tree." It is derived from the Middle English perye (pear, pear tree).

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Meanings and history of the name Perry

From Welsh, from the surname Perry (ap Herry), meaning "son of Herry". Perry is also the name for (alcoholic) cider made from pears.

Famous real-life people named Perry

Perry Ellis, American fashion designer
Perry Como, American singer (born Pierino Como)
Perry King, American actor
Perry Ferrell, American musician, member of the group Jane's Addiction and founder of the Lollapalooza music festival

Perry in song, story & screen

Perry Mason, Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer in the eponymous detective novels and television series.
Dr. Perry Cox, character in the TV series "Scrubs".
Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet (Superman Comics).
Perry, twin brother of Bridget in the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" book series.
Perry the Platypus, a character in the Disney Channel original show "Phineas and Ferb".

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