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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Peregrine

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  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Peregrine is of Latin origin and means "Pilgrim, traveler".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Per"e*grine
Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.

Etymology: L. peregrinus. See Pilgrim

noun Per"e*grine
The peregrine falcon.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
  2. Migratory ("believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future")

Via Old French (Modern French pérégrin), from Latin peregrinus (“foreign”), from peregre (“abroad”), from per- + agri (“field, farm”) (from which English agri- (“farming”)).

Cognate to English pilgrim and Italian pellegrino (“pilgrim”).

  1. The peregrine falcon.

peregrine was also found in the following language(s): Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Peregrine

Sir Peregrine Worsthorne is a journalist, writer, and broadcaster. He holds the title Sir. Peregrine was born on December 22nd, 1923.


(The Right Honourable) is a landowner. He holds the title 10 and 10thEarl of St Germans. (The was given the name Peregrine Nicholas Eliot on January 2nd, 1941.


Sir Peregrine Maitland is a military person. His military service ended in 1836.


Peregrine was born on February 16th, 1951.


Peregrine was born in 1976.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Peregrine

Peter Neal Peregrine is a in the fields of anthropology and archaeology. Peter was born in 1963.



He holds the title martyr. He died on August 25th, 0182.


D. Howell Peregrine was a in the fields of fluid mechanics and coastal engineering. D. was born on December 30th, 1938. He left this life on March 20th, 2007.


David was born in 1954. He passed away in 1989.


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Popularity of Peregrine as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Peregrine U.S.
  White 91.47% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.10% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Peregrine

People with the last name Peregrine are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Peregrine

  • How Popular is the name Peregrine? Peregrine is the 30,129th most popular name of all time. As a last name Peregrine was the 74,826th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Peregrine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158 babies born with the first name Peregrine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Peregrine to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Peregrine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Peregrine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Peregrine is Tuesday, August 8th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Peregrine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Peregrine was in 2016 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Peregrine: Your name in reverse order is Enirgerep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Penerrieg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Peregrine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 258 people with the last name Peregrine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Peregrine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Peregrine as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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