Peer Name Meaning & Origin
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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Peer (PEAR) is the Scandinavian form of Peter, deriving from Greek "Petros" (the Rock). Alternatively latin "Petrus", alt. Norse "Per".
- Famous real-life people named Peer
Peer Steinbrück, German Politician (*1947)
Peer Kusmagk, German actor (*1975)
Peer Raben, German composer (1940-2007)
Peer Hultberg, Danish author and psychoanalyst (1935-2007)
Per Gessle (*1959), Swedish Musician (Roxette)
- Peer in song, story & screen
Peer Gynt, mythical Nowergian Hero
Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg