Peter (given name)

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Peter
Pope-peter pprubens.jpg
Pronunciation /ˈptər/
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Greek
Meaning Stone
Other names
Related names Pete, Petey/Petie, Peoter, Pearce, Petero, Per, Peta, Petra, Pierre, Piers

Peter is a common masculine given name. It is derived, via Latin "petra", from the Greek word πέτρος (petros) meaning "stone" or "rock".[1]

According to the New Testament, Jesus gave Saint Peter (whose given name was Simon) the name Kephas or Cephas meaning "stone" in Aramaic.[2] Saint Peter, according to ancient tradition, became the first bishop of Rome. 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.

In other languages[edit]

The following names can be interpreted as Peter in English.

  • Afrikaans: Pieter, Petrus
  • Albanian: Petro, Pjetër, Pjetri
  • Amharic: ጴጥሮስ ("Ṗeṭros")
  • Arabic: بطرس (Buṭrus)
  • Aragonese: Pietro, Pero, Piero, Pier.
  • Azerbaijani: Pyotr
  • Armenian: Պետրոս (Bedros in Western dialect, Petros in Eastern dialect)
  • Asturian: Pedru
  • Basque: Peru, Pello (diminutive), Pedro, Piarres, Petri (Biblical), Kepa (neologism)
  • Belarusian: Пётр (Piotr), Пятро (Piatro), Пятрусь (Piatruś)
  • Breton: Pêr
  • Bulgarian: Петър (Petər), Пере, Перо (Pere, Pero), Петьо, Петю (Petyo, Petyu), Пеньо, Пеню, Пенко (Penyo, Penyu, Penko), Пельо, Пелю, Пелко (Pelyo, Pelyu, Pelko), Пешо (Pesho); Камен (Kamen) ("kamen, kamək" in Bulgarian means: stone)
  • Catalan: Pere
  • Cebuano: Pedro
  • Standard Chinese:
  • Cornish: Peder
  • Croatian: Petar, Pero
  • Czech: Petr
  • Danish: Peter, Peder, Per, Peer, Pelle
  • Dutch: Pieter, Peter (Note: The form "Peer" also occurs, albeit less commonly. The Biblical Peter is translated as "Petrus".)
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Pèdar
  • Esperanto: Petro
  • Estonian: Peeter, Peep, Peetrus
  • Faroese: Pætur, Petur, Per
  • Frisian: Piter, Pier
  • Finnish: Pietari, Pekka, Petri, Petteri
  • French: Pierre (Note: the word for stone in French is also "pierre")
  • Galician: Pedro
  • Georgian: პეტრე (Petre)
  • German: Peter (Note: The form "Peer" also occurs, albeit less commonly. The Biblical Peter is translated as "Petrus".)
  • Greek: Πέτρος (Petros)
  • Gujarati: પીટર (Pīṭara)
  • Haitian Creole: Pyè (pronunciation). The name is spelled "Pierre" and pronounced "pyè"; also meanining "stone".
  • Hausa: Bitrus
  • Hindi: Pathrus, पीटर (Pīṭara)
  • Hebrew : פטרוס (Petros), פיטר (literally Peter)
  • Hungarian: Péter; Petya, Peti (diminutive)
  • Icelandic: Pétur, Pési (diminutive)
  • Indonesian: Petrus
  • Irish: Peadar, Piaras
  • Italian: Pietro, Piero (Note: the word for stone in Italian is "pietra")
  • Khmer: Pathra
  • Korean: 베드로 (Bedeuro; or, less commonly, 페트루스; Peteuruseu), 피터 (Piteo)
  • Japanese:
    • Protestant: ピーター (Pītā)
    • Catholic: ペトロ (Petoro), ペテロ (Petero),
    • Biblical contexts: ペトロス (Petorosu)
  • Konkani: Pedru
  • Lao: ເປໂຕ (Peot)
  • Latin: Petrus
  • Latvian: Pēteris
  • Lingala: Petelo
  • Lithuanian: Petras
  • Lombard: Peder
  • Low German: Petrus
  • Luxembourgish: Pit, Pier
  • Macedonian: Петар (Petar), Питер (Piter), Петре (Petre), Перо (Pero), Пере (Pere), Перица (Perica)
  • Malayalam: പത്രോസ് (Patrōs), പീരി("Peeri", from Pierre)
  • Maltese: Pietru
  • Manx: Peddyr
  • Māori: Petera, Pita
  • Marathi: Pedro
  • Mongolian: Петр (Pyetr)
  • Nepali: पत्रुस (Patrusa)
  • Norman: Pierre
  • Northern Sami: Piera, Biera, Bierril, Bierža
  • Norwegian: Peter, Petter, Per, Pelle, Peder
  • Nahuatl: Pedro
  • Occitan: Pèire, Pèir, Pèr
  • Persian: پدرام (Pedrām)
  • Polish: Piotr. Diminutives/hypocoristics include Piotrek, Piotruś, and Piotrunio. Piotr has several name days in Poland.
  • Portuguese: Pedro, Pêro (old Portuguese)
  • Punjabi: ਪਤਰਸਨੂੰ (Patarasanū)
  • Quechua: Pidru
  • Romanian: Petru, Petre, Petrică (diminutive), Petrișor (diminutive)
  • Russian: Пётр (Pyotr), Петя (Petya) (diminutive), Питер (Piter)
  • Samoan: Petelo
  • Sardinian: Pedru, Perdu, Pretu
  • Scottish Gaelic: Petar, Pater
  • Serbian: Петар (Petar), Перо (Pero), Пера (Pera), Перица (Perica), Периша (Periša), Питер (Piter)
  • Serbocroatian: Петар (Petar), Перо (Pero)
  • Sicilian: Pietru
  • Silesian: Pyjter, Piter
  • Sinhala: Peduru
  • Slovak: Peter, Petr
  • Slovene: Peter
  • Spanish: Pedro
  • Swahili: Petero
  • Swedish: Peter, Petter, Peder, Per, Pehr, Pär, Pelle, Pälle (Note: The Biblical Peter is translated as "Petrus".)
  • Syriac: ܦܛܪܘܣ (Peṭrus)
  • Tamil: Pethuru, Raayappar (in biblical contexts)
  • Telugu: Peturu
  • Thai: ปีเตอร์ (Pitoer)
  • Turkish: Petro, Petrus
  • Ukrainian: Петро (Petro), Пітер (Piter), Петрик (Petryk) (diminutive), Петрусь (Petrus') (diminutive)
  • Urdu: پیٹر
  • Uzbek: Piter
  • Venetian: Piero
  • Vietnamese: Phêrô
  • Võro: Piitre
  • Welsh: Pedr
  • West Frisian: Petrus
  • Yoruba: Peteru
  • Zulu: Petru

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