Peter Name Meaning & Origin

Peter

Pronunciation: PEE-ter (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Peder, Pedro, Pete, Petros, Pierre, Pieter, Pietro

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Pin
Pete
Petey
Pierce/Piers
Petrík (Slovak)
Peťo (Slovak)
Peťko (Slovak)
Peers
The Rock (by Jesus)
Pey
Spider-Man

Meanings and history of the name Peter

Stone / Rock

Famous real-life people named Peter

Saint Peter, the first Pope
Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul & Mary
Peter Tork, actor and musician
Peter Ustinov, actor
Peter the Great, Russian czar
Peter Fonda, actor
Peter Cetera, singer
Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish baroque painter
Peter O'Toole, Anglo-Irish actor ("Lawrence of Arabia")
Peter Doherty, Nobel laureate
Peter Jackson, filmmaker
Peter "Pete" Steele, (1962 - 2010), Singer of Type ´o Negative, absolutely cool guy. Suffered from alkohol and depression. And died of it.
Peter "Pete" Wentz, member of the alternative band Fall Out Boy. Great band

Peter in song, story & screen

Peter Hale - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Ian Bohen.)
Peter, of Peter and the Wolf, Russian tale set to music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Peter Pan, fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie.
Peter Rabbit, character in Beatrix Potter's children's books.
Peter Piper, from the well-known tongue twister Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater, children's nursery rhyme.
Peter Pevensie, eldest in the Pevensie family in Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Peter Parker, Spider-Man's alter ego. Hot as hell.
Peter Pettigrew, in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, a follower of Voldemort who was disguised as a rat until the third book.
Peter Hatcher- The protagonist of Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
Peter from "The Monkees" and "Head"
Peter Griffin, father in Family Guy TV series.
Peter Petrelli, character in Heroes TV series who has the ability to absorb other people's superpowers.
Peter Newkirk, character in 1960s American television show Hogan's Heroes
Peter Beale, character in UK soap "Eastenders"
Peter Hastings TV series Pretty Little Liars
Peter Brady, a main character in the hit 1960's sitcom "The Brady Bunch".
Peter Wright from Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Peter Ingalls from The Little House series
Peter Quill- Intergalactic superhero from Marvel comics, the main character in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy", and real name of Star-Lord.
Peter Wisdom, a character from Marvel's Excalibur comics
Peter MacLeish, character in "Designated Survivor"
Peter Kirkland, the personification of Sealand in Hetalia
Peter Graham - Hereditary (2018)
Peter Kavinsky - Netflix's "To All The Boys I Loved Before"

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