Pehr

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Creative spelling of Per [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Per

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Pehr
Genitive: Pehrs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Pehr
Genitive: Pehrin
Partitive: Pehriä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Pehr
Genitive: Pehrs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Pehr
Genitive: Pehrs

Further Information

Period of Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861-1944) - Finnish president

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 505 people were named Pehr (percentage of first or only given name: 90 %) [4]

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&
Sweden Sweden[6]
381 980 0 0 381 980
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
458 0 0
n.a.
458
Denmark Denmark[8]
17
n.a.
0
n.a.
17
n.a.
Norway Norway[9]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
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.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Pehr (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Pehr (m)


References

  1. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  2. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  5. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/