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Peter

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How popular is the baby name Peter in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 496 0 496 #31 boy name
1881 428 0 428 #37 boy name
1882 461 0 461 #36 boy name
1883 450 0 450 #36 boy name
1884 524 0 524 #34 boy name
1885 516 0 516 #33 boy name
1886 437 0 437 #42 boy name
1887 427 6 421 #43 boy name
1888 498 0 498 #41 boy name
1889 425 0 425 #45 boy name
1890 410 0 410 #43 boy name
1891 396 0 396 #45 boy name
1892 465 0 465 #45 boy name
1893 392 0 392 #53 boy name
1894 391 0 391 #55 boy name
1895 412 0 412 #53 boy name
1896 402 0 402 #52 boy name
1897 397 0 397 #52 boy name
1898 409 0 409 #54 boy name
1899 360 6 354 #53 boy name
1900 443 0 443 #58 boy name
1901 343 0 343 #56 boy name
1902 433 0 433 #51 boy name
1903 372 0 372 #58 boy name
1904 395 0 395 #62 boy name
1905 409 0 409 #62 boy name
1906 433 6 427 #59 boy name
1907 473 0 473 #61 boy name
1908 542 0 542 #53 boy name
1909 539 0 539 #56 boy name
1910 631 0 631 #56 boy name
1911 850 5 845 #50 boy name
1912 1,684 5 1,679 #48 boy name
1913 1,943 9 1,934 #51 boy name
1914 2,636 12 2,624 #48 boy name
1915 3,322 20 3,302 #48 boy name
1916 3,383 13 3,370 #50 boy name
1917 3,477 13 3,464 #50 boy name
1918 3,723 11 3,712 #53 boy name
1919 3,392 16 3,376 #57 boy name
1920 3,513 17 3,496 #57 boy name
1921 3,563 16 3,547 #57 boy name
1922 3,571 24 3,547 #57 boy name
1923 3,428 18 3,410 #58 boy name
1924 3,537 17 3,520 #59 boy name
1925 3,387 13 3,374 #60 boy name
1926 3,376 19 3,357 #58 boy name
1927 3,329 26 3,303 #59 boy name
1928 3,329 29 3,300 #56 boy name
1929 3,241 25 3,216 #55 boy name
1930 3,282 16 3,266 #56 boy name
1931 3,136 16 3,120 #61 boy name
1932 3,152 22 3,130 #62 boy name
1933 3,150 16 3,134 #60 boy name
1934 3,313 23 3,290 #61 boy name
1935 3,433 11 3,422 #59 boy name
1936 3,727 13 3,714 #55 boy name
1937 3,823 14 3,809 #52 boy name
1938 4,311 16 4,295 #48 boy name
1939 4,654 11 4,643 #46 boy name
1940 5,069 20 5,049 #43 boy name
1941 5,627 13 5,614 #44 boy name
1942 6,604 18 6,586 #39 boy name
1943 6,895 17 6,878 #39 boy name
1944 6,361 22 6,339 #40 boy name
1945 6,507 22 6,485 #38 boy name
1946 7,499 15 7,484 #38 boy name
1947 8,610 19 8,591 #36 boy name
1948 8,071 21 8,050 #37 boy name
1949 8,280 16 8,264 #38 boy name
1950 8,374 6 8,368 #37 boy name
1951 9,018 14 9,004 #38 boy name
1952 9,594 13 9,581 #36 boy name
1953 9,758 23 9,735 #38 boy name
1954 10,092 19 10,073 #37 boy name
1955 11,026 19 11,007 #35 boy name
1956 11,340 19 11,321 #37 boy name
1957 11,614 25 11,589 #37 boy name
1958 10,765 20 10,745 #41 boy name
1959 11,314 27 11,287 #40 boy name
1960 10,756 31 10,725 #41 boy name
1961 10,378 39 10,339 #42 boy name
1962 9,597 16 9,581 #43 boy name
1963 9,648 23 9,625 #40 boy name
1964 9,923 16 9,907 #39 boy name
1965 9,416 20 9,396 #39 boy name
1966 8,617 33 8,584 #39 boy name
1967 8,352 24 8,328 #39 boy name
1968 8,163 30 8,133 #39 boy name
1969 7,875 36 7,839 #43 boy name
1970 8,097 40 8,057 #44 boy name
1971 7,076 39 7,037 #47 boy name
1972 6,508 29 6,479 #48 boy name
1973 5,944 26 5,918 #52 boy name
1974 5,982 31 5,951 #50 boy name
1975 5,729 22 5,707 #54 boy name
1976 5,483 35 5,448 #54 boy name
1977 5,851 33 5,818 #55 boy name
1978 5,918 36 5,882 #54 boy name
1979 6,114 38 6,076 #53 boy name
1980 6,014 47 5,967 #55 boy name
1981 6,024 33 5,991 #55 boy name
1982 5,817 41 5,776 #57 boy name
1983 5,516 37 5,479 #59 boy name
1984 5,674 43 5,631 #60 boy name
1985 5,693 30 5,663 #60 boy name
1986 5,838 44 5,794 #60 boy name
1987 5,574 33 5,541 #64 boy name
1988 5,449 30 5,419 #64 boy name
1989 5,427 21 5,406 #66 boy name
1990 5,236 21 5,215 #74 boy name
1991 4,969 11 4,958 #77 boy name
1992 4,612 18 4,594 #81 boy name
1993 4,545 9 4,536 #82 boy name
1994 4,237 16 4,221 #87 boy name
1995 4,125 15 4,110 #89 boy name
1996 4,083 7 4,076 #95 boy name
1997 3,837 10 3,827
1998 3,385 0 3,385
1999 3,434 0 3,434
2000 3,152 6 3,146
2001 2,947 0 2,947
2002 2,865 0 2,865
2003 2,802 0 2,802
2004 2,794 7 2,787
2005 2,557 6 2,551
2006 2,482 5 2,477
2007 2,336 0 2,336
2008 2,180 0 2,180
2009 2,008 0 2,008
2010 1,931 0 1,931
2011 1,832 0 1,832
2012 1,861 0 1,861
2013 1,849 0 1,849
2014 1,910 0 1,910
2015 1,913 0 1,913

Want to know about the popularity of the Peter baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 573,127 babies born with the name Peter in the United States. That's more than enough Peters to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 496 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Peter" was in 1957 with a total of 11,589 babies. (That's a lot of baby Peters)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Peter" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 22 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,612 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Peter popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Peter

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

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Peter was born in 1969 as Peter Hayden Dinklage in Morristown, New Jersey, United States.

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Peter Falk

Peter Falk is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to 2009. Peter was born in 1927 as Peter Michael Falk in New York City, United States.

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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton is a singer-songwriter and musician specializing in rock, hard rock, blues rock, and soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Peter was born in 1950 as Peter Kenneth Frampton in Bromley, South London, England.

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Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich is a film director and actor. Peter was born in 1939 in Kingston, New York, U.S.

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Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is a filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Peter was born in 1961 as Peter Robert Jackson in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and humanitarian specializing in progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock, and worldbeat music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Peter was born in 1950 as Peter Brian Gabriel in Chobham, Surrey, England.

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Peter Andre

Peter Andre is a singer, songwriter, television presenter, and businessman specializing in R&B, pop, pop rock, and urban music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Peter was born in 1973 as Peter James Andrea in Harrow, London, England.

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Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Peter was born in 1973 in Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare is an actor, voice actor, theatre director, and playwright with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Peter was born in 1953 as Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm in Kumla, Narke, Sweden.

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Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch is a football biography. Peter was born in 1981 in Macclesfield, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Peter

Peter Chang
Peter Thiel
Peter Millar
Peter Pan
Peter Pan 360
Peter Pan Bus
Peter Pan Tysons
Peter Paul And Mary

Alternative Meanings

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

T is for tried, tried and true you.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for rational, the way you think.

Your name in reverse order is "Retep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Preet". 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 Peter born May 17, 1932

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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