Petrus

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

Latin form of Greek πέτρος (pétros) = 'stone, rock' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Petros is a translation of the Aramaic name Kefas (alt. spellings: Kefa, Kepha, Kephas, Cephas) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

Pedro
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Peter
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Pether
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Finish Old Swedish Swedish
Petri
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Petro
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Petru
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Finish
Petrus
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish

See also:
Variant forms: Peiter, Pero (Bulgarian), Petr (Czech), Pétr, Petros (Greek), Pierre, Pietari, Pieter, Pietro, Piita, Pitter
Pet forms: Pelle, Pete, Petja, Petka, Petu
Female forms: Petra

Combinations

For combinations see PER (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Petrus
Genitive: Petrus'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Petrus
Genitive: Petruksen
Partitive: Petrusta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Petrus
Genitive: Petrus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Petrus
Genitive: Petrus' / Petrus

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

29 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • Byname of the apostle Simon

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[9]
0 9 535 1649
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 60 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 39 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1381
  #: 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 Petrus(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  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 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi