Peter in the US

  1. #3,354 Littleton
  2. #3,355 Wynne
  3. #3,356 Allard
  4. #3,357 Binder
  5. #3,358 Peter
  6. #3,359 Catalano
  7. #3,360 Mondragon
  8. #3,361 Weems
  9. #3,362 Karr
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Meaning & Origins

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.
3,358th in the U.S.

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Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
13,660
to be exact
547,504
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Virgin Island
has the most people named Peter per capita

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