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Pierre - Meaning of Pierre

What does Pierre mean?

Meaning of the name PierreJean-PierrePierre AlexanPierrotPierrellPierre AntoinPierellePierre MarcPierePierre YvesPyerrePierre AndrePerrinPyerePeterJon-PierrePierelPierre-AlexandrePierrellePierre-JeanPierrickPierellPeirrePier AlexanderPierrelePierrelPierre EtiennPierele

[ 2 syll. pier-re, pi-e-rre ] The baby boy name Pierre is pronounced as Piheh-R †. Pierre is used predominantly in the English and French languages, and it is derived from Old Greek origins.

In addition, Pierre is a variant (English and French) of the name Peter (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian).

The name Perrine (French) and the name Pierrette (French) are the female versions of Pierre.

Pierre has 16 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Peirre, Piere, Pierel, Pierele, Pierell, Pierelle, Pierrel, Pierrele, Pierrell, Pierrelle, Pierrot, Pyere, and Pyerre. The diminutive form Perrin (used in French as well) is another English variant. A variant of Pierre in other languages is Pierre-Alexandre (French). Another foreign variant is the diminutive form Pierrick (Breton and French).

The origin and thus the meaning of Pierre is inherited by all variant forms.


See also the related forms, Jean-Pierre, Jon-Pierre, Pier Alexander, Pierre Alexan, Pierre Andre, Pierre Antoin, Pierre Etienn, Pierre Marc, Pierre Yves, Pierre-Jean, Pierrine, and Simon Pierre.

See also the related categories, greek and french.

Pierre is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1986, 0.024% of baby boys were given the name Pierre. It ranked at #389 then. The baby name has since markedly fallen in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Pierre, Peter was the most regularly used in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Pierre include Paree, Pari, Paro, Parri, Parris, Parry, Peirre, Peper, Pepper, Perey, Peri, Perie, Pero, Perrey, Perri, Perry, Peru, Perye, Pierro, and Piper.

† Pronunciation for Pierre: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"

Details of famous persons named Pierre:
Painter Pierre-Auguste Pierre-Auguste Renoir, born February 25, 1841 - December 3, 1919, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France.
Politician Pierre Trudeau, born 18 October 1919 - 28 September 2000, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Scientist Pierre Curie, born 15 May 1859 - 19 April 1906, Paris, France.


Meaning of Pierre Meaning of Perrin Meaning of Pierrette Meaning of Perrine Meaning of Peter Meaning of Pierre-Jean Meaning of Pierre Yves Meaning of Pierre Marc Meaning of Pierre Etienn Meaning of Pierre Antoin Meaning of Pierre Andre Meaning of Pierre Alexan Meaning of Pier Alexander Meaning of Jon-Pierre Meaning of Jean-Pierre Meaning of Simon Pierre
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