Peter Merlo in the US

  1. #2,979,008 Peter Mcvey
  2. #2,979,009 Peter Mendel
  3. #2,979,010 Peter Mendola
  4. #2,979,011 Peter Menendez
  5. #2,979,012 Peter Merlo
  6. #2,979,013 Peter Messmer
  7. #2,979,014 Peter Miano
  8. #2,979,015 Peter Micale
  9. #2,979,016 Peter Mielke
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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.
Italian and Spanish: nickname from Italian and medieval Spanish merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). In the Middle Ages this bird seems to have been regarded at times as foolish and gullible, and at other times as cunning and wily. In some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher.
10,736th in the U.S.

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