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

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 42 people were named Peer (percentage of first or only given name: 93 %) [6]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[7]
1400
n.a.
0
n.a.
1400
n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
177
n.a.
0
n.a.
177
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
69 128 0 0 69 128
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
11 0 0
n.a.
11
Greenland Greenland[11]
3 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.


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 6.2 6.3 6.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/