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Peter - Letter P - Boy Baby Names

In our Peter boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Peter
  • Meaning: Rock
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 565,379 boys given the name Peter. That is approximately 0.33% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Peter is most popular in California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
  • Similar sounding names: Pedro, Peter
  • Popularity of Peter:
    YearRankTotal 2012 205 1,844 2011 197 1,827 2010 193 1,928 2009 189 2,007 2008 181 2,178 2007 177 2,333 2006 167 2,474 2005 161 2,551 2004 143 2,785 2003 146 2,802 2002 134 2,864