[ 1 syll. pier(s), pi-e-rs ] The baby boy name Piers is pronounced as Pih-RZ †. Piers is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. The name was used as a medieval form of Peter. It became popular in England after the Norman Conquest, and it has since been widely used by English speakers as an alternative to Peter. The name is also well-known from William Langland's allegorical narrative poem Piers Plowman (1367-1387), one of the early great works of English literature. The Gaelic form was borne by Piaras Feiritéar (1600-1653), a Norman-Irish lord and poet.
Piers is an English variant transcription of the name Peter (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian).
Piers is also a variant transcription of the name Pierce (English, French, and Irish).
Piers has 12 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. Variation transcriptions of Piers used in English include Farris, Ferris, Pearce, Pears, Peers, Perce, Perse, Pierce, Pierse, Pierson, and Piersson. A variant transcription of the name in other languages is Piaras (Irish).
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Piers.
Piers is rare as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Piers, Peter was the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Piers: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"