Peter

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English[edit]

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From Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (petra)

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Peter

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  1. A male given name.
    • 1911 J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan, Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1993, Chapter I
      She knew of no Peter, and yet he was here and there in John and Michael's minds, while Wendy's began to be scrawled all over with him. The name stood out in bolder letters than any of the other words, and as Mrs Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance.
    • 1933 Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall,Faber and Faber 1933, page 90 ("Boys' Names")
      What splendid names for boys there are! / There's Carol like a rolling car, / And Martin like a flying bird, / And Adam like the Lord's First Word, / And Raymond like the Harvest Moon, / And Peter like a piper's tune,
  2. The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. (biblical) The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.
  4. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (petra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

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Peter

  1. A male given name.
  2. Peter (biblical figure).
    • Og jeg siger dig, at du er Peter, og på den klippe vil jag bygge min kirke, --- Bibelen, Matthæus 16:18 (1992 transl.)

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 150 294 males with the given name Peter have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Dutch[edit]

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Peter ?

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (petra)

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Peter m (genitive Peters)

  1. A male given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (petra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

Proper noun[edit]

Peter

  1. A male given name.
  2. Peter (biblical figure)
Og det sier jeg deg: Du er Peter; på denne klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke. Bibelen, Matteus 16:18 (1985 transl.)

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  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 4 327 males with the given name Peter (compared to 10 139 named Petter) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Slovak[edit]

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Peter m (genitive Petra, nominative plural Petrovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

Slovene[edit]

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Péter m anim (genitive Pétra)

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Petros), from πέτρος (petros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (petra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

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Peter

  1. A male given name.

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  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622:112 253 males with the given name Peter living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 19th, 2011.