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The name Peter is of Greek origin, and means rock.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Peter has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Peter
Use of the Name Peter for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
547,395 323,704 113,288 33,273 14,465 5,529 2,744
The table below indicates the number of times the name Peter has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Peter
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188031496  
188137428  
188236461  
188336450  
188434524  
188533516  
188642437  
188743421  
188841498  
188945425  
189045410  
189145396  
189245465  
189353393  
189455391  
189553412  
189653402  
189751397  
189854409  
189953354  
190058445  
190157343  
190251433  
190358373  
190462395  
190562409  
190659428  
190761472  
190853541  
190957534  
191056629  
191151838  
1912481,677  
1913511,929  
1914482,626  
1915493,303  
1916503,371  
1917503,469  
1918533,715  
1919573,384  
1920573,493  
1921583,544  
1922573,548  
1923583,411  
1924593,525  
1925603,374  
1926593,343  
1927593,300  
1928563,296  
1929553,202  
1930563,261  
1931613,109  
1932623,130  
1933603,129  
1934613,288  
1935593,420  
1936553,711  
1937513,810  
1938484,290  
1939464,650  
1940435,048  
1941445,597  
1942396,586  
1943396,842  
1944416,324  
1945386,482  
1946387,455  
1947368,574  
1948378,035  
1949388,237  
1950378,357  
1951388,993  
1952369,578  
1953389,709  
19543710,041  
19553511,002  
19563711,309  
19573711,572  
19584110,737  
19594011,277  
19604110,711  
19614210,322  
1962439,569  
1963409,610  
1964399,889  
1965399,390  
1966398,572  
1967398,309  
1968398,116  
1969437,842  
1970448,042  
1971477,008  
1972486,469  
1973525,894  
1974505,932  
1975545,691  
1976545,432  
1977555,797  
1978545,856  
1979536,068  
1980555,935  
1981555,976  
1982575,754  
1983595,471  
1984605,614  
1985605,655  
1986615,770  
1987645,537  
1988645,411  
1989665,398  
1990745,210  
1991774,951  
1992814,589  
1993824,527  
1994874,217  
1995894,108  
1996964,072  
19971023,819  
19981113,379  
19991053,430  
20001253,143  
20011332,941  
20021342,852  
20031462,785  
20041422,744  
Totals:  547,395 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Peter as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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