Pete: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Pete

Pete

Pronunciation: PEET (key)

Origin of the name Peter:

From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Petrus and the Greek Petros, names derived from petra (a rock) and petros (a stone). The name is borne in the Bible by one of the Twelve Apostles of Christ. Peter is considered to have been the first pope and cofounder of the Christian Church with Paul.

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Our 2 month old is named Pete, not Peter just Pete. Everyone seems to really like his name. We get positive reactions all the time. We wanted a name that people recognized, but was not too popular. We are very happy with our decision.

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Pete Docter, American film director, animator, and screenwriter.
Pete Townshend, guitarist and songwriter for the English rock band "The Who".
Pete Rose, former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Pete Wentz, American rock musician.
Pete Seeger, American folk musician.
Pete Hoekstra, American member of Congress from Michigan.

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Both brothers, "Big" Pete and "Little" Pete Wrigley, from the 90's Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete
Pete, the oldest recurring Disney character

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