Pedro

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Pedro
PronunciationSpanish: [ˈpeðɾo]
Portuguese: [ˈpedɾu, -ðɾu]
GenderMale
Language(s)Spanish, Portuguese
Origin
Word/namePeter
MeaningRock
Region of originSpain, Latin America, Portugal, The Philippines
Other names
Alternative spellingPêro[citation needed]
Related namesPeter, Pierre, Boutros

Pedro (alternate archaic spelling Pêro)[citation needed] is a masculine given name. Pedro is the Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician name for Peter.[1] Its French equivalent is Pierre while its English and Germanic form is Peter.

The counterpart patronymic surname of the name Pedro, meaning "son of Peter" (compare with the English surname Peterson) is Pérez in Spanish, and Peres in Galician and Portuguese, Pires also in Portuguese, and Peiris in coastal area of Sri Lanka (where it originated from the Portuguese version), with all ultimately meaning "son of Pêro".

The name Pedro is derived via the Latin word "petra", from the Greek word "η πετρα" meaning "stone, rock".[2]

The name Peter itself is a translation of the Aramaic Kephas or Cephas meaning "stone".

Pedro may refer to:

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