Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Rock, stone; Resolute, strong
Peirce is a boy’s name of English and Greek origin. A variant of Peter, it derives from the Greek word petros, meaning “rock” or “stone.” It may also have the figurative meaning of “resolute” or “strong.” This meaning is sure to inspire baby to always stick firmly to their beliefs! Famously borne by Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles in the Christian Bible, this name has developed many variants throughout the world. Some of these include Pieter, Pedro, Pierre, Pietro, Piotr, and more. Peirce, also spelled Piers and Pierce, is an English variant that may also be a surname. A famous bearer is Irish actor Pierce Brosnan.
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