Per

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See also: Peer, per, PER, and për

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Petrus.

Proper noun[edit]

Per

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Peter.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Denmark ca. 1350.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Per

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 41 939 males with the given name Per have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 9th, 2011.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Per in the 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Per ? (genitive Pers)

  1. A male given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Peer (less common)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Norway ca. 1440.

Proper noun[edit]

Per

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally popular in Norway. Also a common first part of conjoined names such as Per-Olav or Per-Erik.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 40 795 males with the given name Per living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Sweden in 1428.

Proper noun[edit]

Per

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally popular in Sweden. Also a common first part of conjoined names such as Per-Olof or Per-Åke.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 168 066 males with the given Per name living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 9th, 2011.