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Pete

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67k Pat
63k Patty
45k Patti

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 50 0 50
1881 57 0 57
1882 60 0 60
1883 43 0 43
1884 81 0 81
1885 56 0 56
1886 54 0 54
1887 47 0 47
1888 82 0 82
1889 60 0 60
1890 60 0 60
1891 53 0 53
1892 74 0 74
1893 64 0 64
1894 68 0 68
1895 66 0 66
1896 63 0 63
1897 76 0 76
1898 53 0 53
1899 74 0 74
1900 116 0 116
1901 79 0 79
1902 75 0 75
1903 69 0 69
1904 71 0 71
1905 86 0 86
1906 80 0 80
1907 122 0 122
1908 131 0 131
1909 120 0 120
1910 156 0 156
1911 143 0 143
1912 263 0 263
1913 340 0 340
1914 432 0 432
1915 531 0 531
1916 587 5 582
1917 644 5 639
1918 638 0 638
1919 634 6 628
1920 636 0 636
1921 675 7 668
1922 649 5 644
1923 628 5 623
1924 632 5 627
1925 653 5 648
1926 648 6 642
1927 608 8 600
1928 614 0 614
1929 590 6 584
1930 577 0 577
1931 596 5 591
1932 536 6 530
1933 520 7 513
1934 602 0 602
1935 588 0 588
1936 559 0 559
1937 510 0 510
1938 521 8 513
1939 543 0 543
1940 522 8 514
1941 534 0 534
1942 560 0 560
1943 640 0 640
1944 654 6 648
1945 578 0 578
1946 688 5 683
1947 739 0 739
1948 653 0 653
1949 580 0 580
1950 561 0 561
1951 538 0 538
1952 505 0 505
1953 530 0 530
1954 499 5 494
1955 555 5 550
1956 573 0 573
1957 651 0 651
1958 758 0 758
1959 767 0 767
1960 756 0 756
1961 699 0 699
1962 636 5 631
1963 608 0 608
1964 554 5 549
1965 449 0 449
1966 395 6 389
1967 384 5 379
1968 358 0 358
1969 342 0 342
1970 374 0 374
1971 367 7 360
1972 318 5 313
1973 284 5 279
1974 269 0 269
1975 258 0 258
1976 261 0 261
1977 271 9 262
1978 215 5 210
1979 268 0 268
1980 219 0 219
1981 236 0 236
1982 208 0 208
1983 205 0 205
1984 195 0 195
1985 181 0 181
1986 186 0 186
1987 172 0 172
1988 179 0 179
1989 179 0 179
1990 169 0 169
1991 167 0 167
1992 128 0 128
1993 146 0 146
1994 130 0 130
1995 118 0 118
1996 126 0 126
1997 121 0 121
1998 121 0 121
1999 110 0 110
2000 99 0 99
2001 90 0 90
2002 97 0 97
2003 94 0 94
2004 86 0 86
2005 80 0 80
2006 87 0 87
2007 88 0 88
2008 88 0 88
2009 82 0 82
2010 65 0 65
2011 66 0 66
2012 64 0 64
2013 63 0 63
2014 68 0 68
2015 62 0 62

Want to know about the popularity of the Pete baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,169 babies born with the name Pete in the United States. That's more than enough Petes to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 50 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Pete" was in 1959 with a total of 767 babies.

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pete" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 24 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 653 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pete" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pete as well as things modernly associated with the name Pete such as celebrities named Pete.

Origin and Meaning of Pete

The name "Pete" is of English origin, and it means "Rock". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras is a tennis biography. Pete was born in 1971 in Potomac, Maryland.

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and musical arranger specializing in rock, hard rock, power pop, and progressive rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Pete was born in 1945 as Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend in Chiswick, Greater London, England.

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Pete Maravich

Pete Maravich is a basketball biography. Pete was born in 1947 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

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Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty is a musician, songwriter, actor, and poet specializing in indie rock, post-punk revival, and garage rock revival music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Pete was born in 1979 as Peter Doherty in Hexham, Northumberland, England, UK.

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Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to 2011. Pete was born in 1945 as Peter William Postlethwaite in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

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Pete Duel

Pete Duel is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to 1971. Pete was born in 1940 as Peter Ellstrom Deuel in Rochester, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Pete

Pete Davidson
Pete Rose
Pete Holmes
Pete Sessions
Pete Wentz
Pete Seeger
Pete The Cat

Alternative Meanings

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

E is for extra, those little things you do!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

Your name in reverse order is "Etep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Etpe". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Pete born May 7, 1989

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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