Pierre
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
PYER
Meaning
Rock
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Pierre is a French variant of Peter. Peter originates in Greek language and means "rock". As a masculine given name it has been popular over centuries and in different spellings all over the world. This was the name of several saints, including the one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, as well as the name of numerous members of European royalty. In the United States its usage has declined a lot lately. It functions as a surname as well.

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Famous Pierres

Pierre Curie - Nober Prize Winner for Physics
Pierre Pilote - hockey player
Pierre Berton - author
Pierre Brice - actor
Pierre Cardin - fashion designer
Pierre Henry - composer
Pierre Richard - actor

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