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peter

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

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • slovakslovak
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, pitter, petur, Peiter
dutch
petrus, pieter, Pier, Pyter
english
pierce, piers, peers, pearce, Cephas
faroese
petrus, pætur, petur
finnish
petro, petrus, pierre, petri, petteri, pietari, petru, Pether, Pietar, Piett, Pietto, Pietu
german
petrus
greenlandic
petrus, Pîta, Piita, Piitaq, Pîtak
icelandic
pétur, pjetur
norwegian
petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, petur
old danish
petrus
old swedish
petro, petrus, petar, petri, pätar, pætar, päter, pæter, Pether
slovene
petar
swedish
petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, pitter, petur, Pier, Pether, Piere, Pierr, Piär, Pjer, Pjerr, Pjerre, Pjär
FEMININE
danish
petra, Pirette, Petrea, Petræa, Petroline
dutch
petra
english
petra
faroese
petra
finnish
petra, Petry
german
petrissa, petra
greenlandic
petra, Pîtalât, Piitalaat
icelandic
petra, Petrea
norwegian
petra, Petrea, Petry, Petty, Petrikke, Pedrikke, Petterke
slovak
petra
slovene
petra, Petrija
swedish
petra, pierrette, Pierette, Petrea, Petty, Petrikke, Pedrika, Petroline, Petrolina
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
peer, piet, per, pelle
dutch
peer, piet, Peerke, Peetje, Petertje, Pieke, Pierke, Pietertje, Pietje, Pit
english
pete
finnish
piet, per, pekka, pelle
german
piet
icelandic
per, pési
norwegian
peer, piet, per, pelle
slovene
petko, perica, Pera, Petja, Perko, Petček
swedish
peer, piet, pehr, per, pelle, perra, pär, pälle

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
esperanto
petro
estonian
peeter
french
pierre, piers
frisian
pitter, Peiter
georgian
petre
greek
Pétro, Pétros
hungarian - magyar
pÉter
iranian
pedrām
irish
peadar, piaras
italian
pietro, piero
latin
Cephas, Pierus
latvian
Pēteris, Pjotrs
lithuanian
petras
macedonian
petar, petre
old norse
petrus, pétr
polish
piotr
portuguese
pedro
romanian
petre, petru
russian
pyotr, Pjotr
sami - lapps
biehtár, Biette, Bihto
scottish
peadar
serbian
petar
spanish
pedro, perez, pérez
ukrainian
petro

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
PETER ALAIN DION
CRANK DAT PETER PAN CRANK SQUAD
SKEETER ON MY PETER DAVID ALLAN COE
PETER GUN DICKIE DALE
PETER GUNN THEME DUANE EDDY
WHERE NOW ST. PETER ELTON JOHN
PETER STREET FABLES
PETER GRIFFIN RAP FAMILY GUY
HEY ST. PETER FLASH AND THE PAN
BLACK PETER GRATEFUL DEAD
IN SEARCH OF PETER PAN KATE BUSH
ST PETER LETTERS TO CLEO
PETER BROPHY DON'T CARE LINDISFARNE
MONSIEUR PETER MONONC'SERGE
ST. PETER PAPER MACHE.
PETER PIPER RUN-D.M.C.
SO PETER, YOU'VE BECOME A PIRATE NOW SCENE ASTHETIC
PETER BUILD PRISON TIM WILSON
PETER VIKTOR LAZLO
THE BALLAD OF PETER PUMPKINHEAD XTC

Notable people and personalities​

Peter Aerts (born 1970) Dutch Super Heavyweight Kickboxer
Peter Asch (born 1948) Retired Water Polo Player
Péter Bakonyi (1938), Hungarian Saber Fencer
Peter Banks, Guitarist
Peter Benenson, Founder Of Amnesty International
Peter Bieri, Swiss Writer
Peter Bogdanovich, Director And Actor
Peter Brook, Theater Director
Peter Carter (1929–1999), British Children's Writer
Peter Carter (born 1956), British Ambassador To Estonia 2007 To 2012
Peter Carter, General Secretary And Chief Executive Of The Royal College Of Nursing
Peter Chandler (born 1953), Former American Soccer Player
Peter Chandler (born 1965), Australian Politician
Peter Cooper, Inventor, Entrepreneur And Philanthropist
Peter Coyote (born 1941) American Actor, Author, Director, Screenwriter And Narrator
Peter Criss (born 1945), American Drummer And Singer (kiss)
Peter Cushing (1913–1994) English Actor
Peter Debye, Nobel Prize For Chemistry
Peter Del Monte, Director
Peter Erskine (born 1954) American Jazz Drummer And Composer
Peter Falk (1927–2011) American Actor
Peter Forsberg, Ice Hockey Player
Peter Frampton, Musician And Singer
Peter Gabriel (born 1950) Is An English Singer, Musician, And Songwriter (genesis)
Peter Greenaway, Director And Actor
Peter Hammill, Rock Musician
Peter Higgs, Physicist
Peter Høeg, Writer
Peter J Fos, University Administrator
Peter Jackson (born 1961), New Zealand Film Director, Producer And Screenwriter
Peter John Fos (born 1949) President Of The University Of New Orleans
Peter Kolosimo, Writer And Journalist
Peter Kraus, Singer
Peter Lawford, Actor
Peter Lorre (1904–1964) Austrian-american Actor
Peter Lougheed, (1928–2012) Premier Of Alberta, Canada
Peter Macnicol, Actor
Peter Maffay, Singer
Peter Mandelson, European Commissioner
Peter Matthiessen, Author
Peter Pasetti (1916–1996) German Actor And Dubber
Peter Revson (1939–1974) American F1 Racecar Driver
Peter Salway, Historical
Peter Schilling Singer
Peter Schmeichel, Football Player
Peter Sellers (1925–1980), British Film Actor, Comedian And Singer
Peter Snell, Athlete
Peter Steele (1962–2010), American Lead Singer, Bassist, And Composer
Peter Tosh (1944–1987), Jamaican Reggae Musician
Peter Ustinov (1921–2004) English Actor, Writer, And Dramatist
Peter Warlock (1894–1930), Anglo-welsh Composer And Music Critic
Peter Weir (born 1944) Australian Film Director
Peter Weiss (1916–1982) German Writer, Painter, Graphic Artist