Pierre - Meaning of Pierre
In addition, Pierre is a variant (English and French) of the name Peter (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian).
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.
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 2018.
† 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.