Origin:Greek
Popularity:383
Meaning:rock
“Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater.” Everyone knows him from the nursery rhyme, but there’s more to Peter than just his love for gourds. Historically, Simon Peter was the most important apostle to Jesus, who gave him the name Peter, which comes from the Greek “petros” (rock), to signify Peter’s role as the dependable one who would help Jesus grow Christianity; as a result, his name became well-known to Christians everywhere. Other Peters who have brought fame to this solid, traditional name are Peter Rabbit, Peter Pan and Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones.”

Famous Peters

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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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