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Pēteris

ORIGIN:
syriac  /  aramaic  /  greek 
NAME ROOT:
KEFA > KēPHâS > PéTRā > PéTROS > PETRUS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
KēPHâS (Κηφᾶς) PETR (פטר) PéTRā ‎(πέτρᾱ) PéTROS (Πέτρος)
MEANING:
This name derives from Latin "petra" (Petrus), from the Ancient Greek “pétrā ‎(πέτρᾱ) Pétros (Πέτρος)”, from the Aramaic word “kephas”, which in turn from the Syriac “kefa”, all words meaning “stone, rock” (figurative meaning: solid, strong and resolute). Saint Peter, according to ancient tradition was a prominent early Christian leader, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. He is venerated as a saint and considered by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodoxy to be the first bishop of Rome and first Pope. Roman Catholics consider him to have been the first Pope and all subsequent popes to have been his successors, and therefore sometimes refer to the Pope or the Papacy itself as Peter.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (BISHOPS) / RELIGION (POPES) / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • latvianlatvian

Related names

VARIANTS
latvian
Pjotrs

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Greek - Latinized
petrus
afrikaans
pieter
albanian
petro, pjetër, pjetri
ancient greek
Kēphâs
arabic
botros, boutros, butrus, Butros
armenian
petros
basque
petri, peru, Kepa
belarusian
piotr, piatro, piatruś, Piotra
breton
pêr
bulgarian
Petăr, Petŭr
catalan
pere
cornish
peder
croatian
petar
czech
petr
danish
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, pitter, petur, Peiter
dutch
peter, petrus, pieter, Pier, Pyter
english
peter, pierce, piers, peers, pearce, Cephas
esperanto
petro
estonian
peeter
faroese
peter, petrus, pætur, petur
finnish
peter, petro, petrus, pierre, petri, petteri, pietari, petru, Pether, Pietar, Piett, Pietto, Pietu
french
pierre, piers
frisian
pitter, Peiter
georgian
petre
german
peter, petrus
greek
Pétro, Pétros
greenlandic
peter, petrus, Pîta, Piita, Piitaq, Pîtak
hungarian - magyar
pÉter
icelandic
peter, pétur, pjetur
iranian
pedrām
irish
peadar, piaras
italian
pietro, piero
latin
Cephas, Pierus
lithuanian
petras
macedonian
petar, petre
norwegian
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, petur
old danish
peter, petrus
old norse
petrus, pétr
old swedish
peter, petro, petrus, petar, petri, pätar, pætar, päter, pæter, Pether
polish
piotr
portuguese
pedro
romanian
petre, petru
russian
pyotr, Pjotr
sami - lapps
biehtár, Biette, Bihto
scottish
peadar
serbian
petar
slovak
peter
slovene
peter, petar
spanish
pedro, perez, pérez
swedish
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, pitter, petur, Pier, Pether, Piere, Pierr, Piär, Pjer, Pjerr, Pjerre, Pjär
ukrainian
petro

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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