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Peter Name Meaning and Origin

Peter Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Stone, rock, solid

Name Origin


The name Peter means 'stone' in Greek. It is derived from the Greek word 'petros' which translates to 'rock' or 'solid'. In the Bible, Peter was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and known for his strong faith and leadership.

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Peter Phonetic Appeal

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Peter is a smooth and easy name to pronounce, with a clear and simple sound.

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The name Peter has a balanced rhythm with two syllables, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Famous People Named Peter

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● Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is a renowned New Zealand film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' film trilogies, earning multiple Academy Awards for his work.

● Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an American actor known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the popular TV series 'Game of Thrones'. He has won multiple Emmy Awards for his outstanding performances.

● Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Genesis before launching a successful solo career.

Peter Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Peter

The name Peter is generally free from negative associations, though some may link it to the fictional character Peter Pan who is known for his reluctance to grow up. However, this is a minor and lighthearted connection.

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