First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pereira

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Pereira is of Unknown origin and means "Pear tree".
  • A user from Brazil says the name Pereira is of Portuguese origin and means "Pear tree in Portuguese".
  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Pereira is of Portuguese origin and means "Brave Heart".

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Notable Persons Named Pereira

Pereira is a soccer player for the Tokyo Verdy and Consadole Sapporo. Pereira was born on March 6th, 1960 in São Paulo.


Pereira was born on January 26th, 1865. He breathed his last breath on October 20th, 1923.


Pereira Silima is a for Chumbuni, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Deputy Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Member of Parliament, forChumbuni, Ministry of Home Affairs (Tanzania), Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs (Tanzania), and National Assembly (Tanzania). Pereira was born on March 14th, 1959 in Tanganyika (territory).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pereira

Andreas Pereira is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., Lommel United, PSV Eindhoven, and Belgium national under-17 football team. Andreas was born on January 1st, 1996 in Duffel, Belgium. Andreas is also known as Hoelgebaum Pereira and Andreas.


Danilo Pereira is a soccer player for the FC Porto, G.D. Estoril Praia, S.L. Benfica, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Aris Thessaloniki F.C., Roda JC Kerkrade, C.S. Marítimo, Portugal national under-18 football team, Portugal national under-19 football team, and Portugal national under-20 football team. Danilo was born on September 9th, 1991 in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.


Kevin Pereira is a television personality. He was most active from 2004 to present. Kevin was born on December 28th, 1982 in Antioch, California.


Ricardo Pereira is a soccer player for the OGC Nice, C.F. Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Associação Naval 1º de Maio, Vitória S.C., FC Porto B, FC Porto, Portugal national under-19 football team, Portugal national under-20 football team, and Portugal national under-21 football team. Ricardo was born on October 6th, 1993 in Lisbon, Portugal. Ricardo is also known as Ricardo.


Joel Castro Pereira is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., Neuchâtel Xamax, Rochdale A.F.C., Switzerland national under-16 football team, and Switzerland national under-17 football team. Joel was born on June 28th, 1996 in Le Locle, Switzerland.


Michaela Pereira is a journalist and news anchor. Michaela was born on August 26th, 1970 in Saskatoon.


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Popularity of Pereira as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pereira U.S.
  White 57.92% 64.26%
  African American 4.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pereira

People with the last name Pereira are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Pereira

  • How Popular is the name Pereira? As a last name Pereira was the 1,175th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pereira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pereira is Tuesday, January 18th, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Pereira? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pereira. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pereira: Your name in reverse order is Arierep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ieaeprr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pereira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,898 people with the last name Pereira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pereira? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Pereira as their last name.

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