Peter Appelt in the US

  1. #12,708,268 Peter Apostoles
  2. #12,708,269 Peter Apotrias
  3. #12,708,270 Peter Appeddu
  4. #12,708,271 Peter Appelo
  5. #12,708,272 Peter Appelt
  6. #12,708,273 Peter Aprea
  7. #12,708,274 Peter Araiza
  8. #12,708,275 Peter Araka
  9. #12,708,276 Peter Aram
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Meaning & Origins

English form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name (Simon Zelotes). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.
82nd in the U.S.
German: from the personal name Appel, with the addition of a nonetymological -t. See Appel 1.
34,414th in the U.S.

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