Pierre

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Pierre
PronunciationFrench: [ˈpjɛʁ]
GenderMasculine
Language(s)French
Origin
Meaning"Stone"
Region of originFrance
Other names
See alsoPeter, Pedro, Boutros

Pierre is a masculine given name. It is a French form of the name Peter.[1] Pierre originally meant "rock" or "stone" in French (derived from the Greek word πέτρος (petros) meaning "stone, rock", via Latin "petra"). It is a translation of Aramaic כיפא (Kefa), the nickname Jesus gave to apostle Simon Bar-Jona, referred in English as Saint Peter. Pierre is also found as a surname.

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  1. ^ "MFnames.com – Origin and Meaning of Pierre". Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2009-01-12.