Origin:Greek
Popularity:388
Meaning:Rock; Stone
Peter is a masculine name originating in the Greek language meaning "rock" or "stone." This name is derived from the Greek version, Petros, which translates to "stone." This biblical name was most notably given to one of Jesus's apostles, Simon. Jesus was said to bestow Simon with the name Petros—also known as Cephas in Aramaic—but he later became known as Saint Peter. He was thought to be Jesus's right-hand man and rock, making Peter a name synonymous with reliability. Peter is a classic Christian name, a perfect choice for parents who wish to raise baby in the Christian faith.

Famous People Named Peter

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  • Peter
    Princess Anne and Mark Philips
  • Peter Benchley
    Novelist
  • Peter Criss
    Drummer
  • Peter Facinelli
    Actor
  • Peter Gabriel
    Singer
  • Peter Jackson
    Director
  • Peter Jennings
    TV Anchor
  • Peter Mark Roget
    Inventor
  • Peter Max
    Artist
  • Peter Sellers
    Comedian
  • Peter Thiel
    Entrepreneur
  • Peter Tosh
    Singer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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