Peer

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Creative spelling (also Low German, Frisian and Dutch) of Per [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

See Per

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Peer
Genitive: Peers
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Peer
Genitive: Peers
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Peer
Genitive: Peers

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Peer Gynt is the name of the main character of Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1867)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 1448 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 185 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 1 71 130
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 10
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Peer.

Sources: [8] [6] [7] [9]

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi