Peter

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Old Swedish form of Petrus [1]

2) Younger form of Pétr [2]

3) Younger form of Päter [3]

4) Today this form is probably imported from the German form of Petrus, which is Peter [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

See Petrus

Patronyms [What's That?]

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Peterinpoika Finland
Petersen Denmark Norway
Peterson Sweden
Peterssen Norway
Petersson Old Swedish Faroe Islands Iceland Sweden
Peterssonn Old Swedish
Peterssun Old Swedish
Peterssøn Norway
Petersøn Norway

Female

Peterdatter Denmark Norway
Peterdotter Sweden
Peterintytär Finland
Petersdatter Denmark
Petersdotter Sweden
Petersdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see PER (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Peter
Genitive: Peters
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Peter
Accusative: Peter
Dative: Peteri
Genitive: Peters
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Peter
Genitive: Peterin
Partitive: Peteriä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Peter
Accusative: Peter
Dative: Peter
Genitive: Peters
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Peter
Genitive: Peters
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Peter
Genitive: Peters

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

22 February

Denmark Denmark

29 April

Denmark Denmark

1 August

Norway Norway

29 June

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

29 June

Sweden Sweden

29 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Norway:
    • Peter Tordenskiold (né Peter Jansen Wessel, 28 October 1690 – 12 November 1720), Norwegian nobleman and an eminent naval flag officer in the service of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy
  • Denmark:
    • Peter Willemoes (11 May 1783 – 22 March 1808), Danish naval officer
    • Lorenz Peter Elfred Freuchen (2 February 1886 – 2 September 1957), Danish explorer, author, journalist and anthropologist
    • Peter Naur (25 October 1928 – 3 January 2016), Danish computer science pioneer
    • Peter Høeg (born 17 May 1957), Danish author
  • Faroe Islands:
  • Sweden:

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&
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 21 62279 113453
Denmark Denmark[11]
1 n.a. 48655 n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 4744 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
0 0 41 80
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 20 n.a. 12729
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Peter(m) Sources: [10][11][12][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Peter(m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Peter(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [12] [14]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables