Petrus

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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

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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 [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
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Danish Finish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Petro
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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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

Finland Finland

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[11]
0 12 559 1721
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 59 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
0 n.a. 39 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
0 0 1 5
Finland Finland[15]
0 0 n.a. 1437
  #: 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: [11][13][12][15]

Swedish Regional Distribution

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


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. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  10. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi