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Of Greek origin.

Short for Peter.

From the Greek name “Πέτρος”, deriving from the word “πέτρα”, meaning stone and rock.

The name was widely used due to apostle Peter.

Feminine forms of the name are Petra, Petrine, Perrine.

Other forms of the name are Peter, Piero, Pyotr, Pierre, Petros, Pedro, Peer, Petri.

Famous bearers are Pete Townshend, Pete Sampras, Pete Seeger, Pete Parada, Pete Doherty, Pete Postlethwaite.