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Peter Meaning, Pronunciation & Popularity

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Derived from the Greek name Πέτρος (Petros) meaning 'stone' or 'rock'. It is the name given to the apostle Simon by Jesus in the New Testament, and has been a popular name among Christians throughout history.

Peter also means "Rock, Stone, River, Strong".

The name Peter's origin is Greek.

Peter is a Male name primarily used as a First Name.

Peter is commonly found in United Kingdom (UK), United States of America, Germany, and 95 more countries.

Peter Pronunciation

Pronounce Peter as P IY T ER.

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Peter Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Peter is recorded 353,396 times globally, ranking it as the 89th most common name worldwide..

Peter is most prevalent in United Kingdom (UK), with 55,141 occurrences, making it the 14th most popular name in the country.

In Germany, the name Peter is found among 1 in every 9 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

List of countries the name Peter is found

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CountryRankFrequency
United Kingdom (UK)#141 : 10
United States of America#1101 : 45
Germany#71 : 9
Netherlands#21 : 10
Nigeria#241 : 51
South Africa#201 : 117
Egypt#4151 : 166
Belgium#111 : 29
Austria#81 : 11
Canada#171 : 38
Sweden#51 : 11
Malaysia#851 : 269
Switzerland#61 : 28
Ireland#251 : 14
Hong Kong#271 : 66
Italy#5841 : 191
Denmark#31 : 15
Singapore#271 : 129
France#7551 : 339
Spain#5591 : 254
Ghana#461 : 75
Mexico#7931 : 421
Peru#6291 : 524
Saudi Arabia#1,7171 : 1,595
United Arab Emirates#4841 : 613
Colombia#1,2431 : 894
Iran (Islamic Republic of)#3271 : 134
China#341 : 106
Czechia#1501 : 55
Hungary#561 : 35
Chile#6771 : 536
Finland#2591 : 115
Cameroon#3571 : 496
Namibia#201 : 152
Lebanon#3291 : 241
Russian Federation#8751 : 496
Qatar#2831 : 583
Taiwan (Province of China)#231 : 281
Kuwait#5161 : 847
Slovenia#151 : 44
Sudan#1,2561 : 1,945
Oman#8561 : 975
Jamaica#581 : 128
Philippines#1311 : 394
Israel#1,2871 : 571
Norway#1631 : 157
Bulgaria#1411 : 104
Macao#651 : 249
Palestine, State of#1,4121 : 816
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)#9601 : 887
Costa Rica#6421 : 376
Poland#4231 : 215
India#2,0051 : 2,497
Guatemala#7131 : 657
Brazil#2,3921 : 2,544
Portugal#5871 : 514
Malta#441 : 80
Turkey#3,7411 : 3,905
Greece#2921 : 345
Botswana#781 : 338
Morocco#4,2901 : 4,462
Bahrain#6481 : 1,202
Panama#9611 : 997
Algeria#5,2011 : 7,474
Japan#3531 : 524
Syrian Arab Republic#3,8251 : 3,207
Argentina#1,2401 : 1,376
Libya#2,5691 : 4,014
Iraq#7,6891 : 7,888
Cyprus#841 : 165
Uruguay#9881 : 826
Luxembourg#2261 : 271
Mauritius#8331 : 999
Bangladesh#4,1581 : 5,116
Tunisia#4,8501 : 6,083
Angola#4971 : 2,557
Brunei Darussalam#1661 : 952
Ecuador#5571 : 760
Jordan#3,3771 : 4,102
Indonesia#2111 : 647
Puerto Rico#3221 : 413
Croatia#8501 : 659
Kazakhstan#4,9051 : 4,143
Yemen#12,0631 : 27,164

List of countries the name Peter is rarely found

  • Albania:20 occurrences
  • Estonia:20 occurrences
  • Haiti:17 occurrences
  • Maldives:13 occurrences
  • Lithuania:11 occurrences
  • Afghanistan:10 occurrences
  • Korea (Republic of):9 occurrences
  • Fiji:8 occurrences
  • Iceland:8 occurrences
  • Serbia:5 occurrences
  • Burundi:4 occurrences
  • Georgia:4 occurrences
  • Cambodia:3 occurrences
  • Moldova (Republic of):3 occurrences

Peter popularity in U.S.

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