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norwegian salt-peter

Peter (first name)

Peter is a popular male given name. It comes from the Greek word πετρος (petros) meaning "stone" (petra in Latin), which is used in the form petro- to mean rock.

According to the New Testament, Jesus gave the Apostle Peter (whose given name was Simon) the name Rock (Kephas or Cephas in Aramaic). The name was later transliterated into Latin as Petrus, from which the English form Peter derives.

In other languages

The following names can be interpreted as Peter in English:

References

  • http://www.behindthename.com/name/peter
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Peter

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