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Per - Meaning of Per

What does Per mean?

[ 1 syll. per, pe-r ] The baby boy name Per is pronounced PER †. Per's origin is Old English and Old Greek, and its use, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian.

Per is a variant transcription of Perry (English and French).

Per is also a Dutch, German, and Scandinavian variant transcription of Peter (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian).

Pelle (Scandinavian pet form) and Peer (Dutch and German variant spelling) are forms of Per.

See also the related categories, greek, dutch, german, and scandinavian.

Per is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2017, within the group of boy names directly linked to Per, Peter was the most commonly used.

Baby names that sound like Per include Pere, Par, Parie, Parr, Peer, Peree, Perree, Perrie, Pier, Piere, Prair, Praire, Pry, Pyere, Pypere, Paree, Pari, Paro, Parri, and Parris.

† English pronunciation for Per: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"


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