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Origin and Meaning of Peters

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  • A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Peters is of American origin and means "Gold".
  • A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Peters is of German origin and means "Son of peter".
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  1. (slang) plural of peter; penises.

Notable Persons Named Peters

Peters is an athlete for the Clube Atlético Tubarão.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Peters

Evan Peters is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Evan was born on January 20th, 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.


Bernadette Peters is an actress, singer, and author. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Bernadette was given the name Bernadette Lazzara on February 28th, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States.


Russell Peters is a satire, observational comedy, improvisational theatre, and black comedy comedian. Russell was given the name Russell Dominic Peters on September 29th, 1970 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.


Sylvia was born in 1926.


Carole Lombard was an actress. She was most active from 1921 to 1942. Carole was given the name Jane Alice Peters on October 6th, 1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S. She left this life on January 16th, 1942.


She was most prominent from 1947 to present. Jean was given the name Elizabeth Jean Peters on October 15th, 1926 in East Canton, Ohio, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 13th, 2000.


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Popularity of Peters as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Peters U.S.
  White 82.86% 64.26%
  African American 10.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Peters

People with the last name Peters are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Peters

  • How Popular is the name Peters? As a last name Peters was the 205th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Peters first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Peters is Tuesday, October 3rd, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Peters? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Peters. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Peters: Your name in reverse order is Sretep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsetep. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Peters? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137,513 people with the last name Peters.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Peters? Peters was ranked as the 205th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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