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Name Per

Meaning:the rock, the stoneTools:

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About the name Per in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:German, Dutch, Low German
Diminutives:Pelle
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Peer, Pero, Petr     Details
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About Peter/Petra, the group of names with the same origin as Per

Meaning/translation:the rock, the stone
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin, male:known from Saint Peter, the apostle
 before he was given the name Peter (or, more exactly, Aramaic Cephas) by Jesus he was known as Simon
Words:petros = the stone, the rock  Old Greek
 cephas = the stone  Aramaic
Topics:12 Apostles, New Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Peter Germany 2005,  1:Piotr Poland 2012,  2:Per Norway 2015,  2:Petra Croatia 2009,  3:Pierre France 2011,  3:Petr Czechia 2015,  4:Pedro Brazil 2015,  5:Petar Croatia 2015,  5:Péter Hungary 2003,  5:Penka Bulgaria 2011
Old/original forms:Petros Old Greek, Petrus Latin
Name variants:Penka, Perrine, Petra, Petya, Piera, Pierina, Pierrette, Pierrine, Pietra, Piotra, Peder, Pedro, Peer, Peetu, Peider, Pekka, Pelle, Per, Pero, Petar, Pete, Peter, Péter, Petr, Petre, Petri, Petru, Petter, Petteri, Pétur, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Pierrick, Piers, Pietari, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr, Pit, Pitt, Pjeter, Pjetur, Pjotr   Sortable list   Details
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Denmark prevalenceGraph2015 18,  2005 16
NorwayGraph2015 190,  2014 171,  2013 191,  2012 169,  2011 139,  2010 157,  2009 138,  2008 155,  2000 97,  1999 79,  1998 641997 79
Norway prevalence 2015 2
SwedenGraph1999 99,  1998 94
Sweden prevalence 2014 5
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