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Of Greek origin.

Pierre is French for Peter.

It also means stone in French.

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

The name was widely used throughout Europe, due to the apostle Peter.

Peter’s real name was Simon, until Jesus gave him the name Peter, to signify the importance of his presence upon which Christ would build Christianity.

The name was common in the Christian world in different spellings.

It was introduced in England by the Normans, in the form of Piers.

Feminine forms of the name are Pierrette and Perrine.

Alternative forms of the name are Peter, Petter, Pier, Pedro, Piero, Pierrick, Pyotr, Petya, etc.

Famous bearers are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Curie, Pierre Cardin, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Pierre Bézier.