First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Rock, stone
First name variations: Pete, Petey, Pietor, Pytor, Petr, Pieter, Piotr, Pietro, Pedro, Pierre, Piers, Pierce, Peer, Pero, Piero, Peder, Per, Pelle, Peadair, Petrus, Perrin, Perkin, Perkins, Parnell, Parle, Parkin, Parkinson, Petrie, Petri, Petronio, Pierson, Péter, Petò, Petúr, Pyotr, Peter
Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter.
- Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such
as Petersen, or Swedish Pettersson).
- In VT, there
are Petersons who were originally called by the French name
Beausoleil; in some documentation this was translated fairly
literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.