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Pete is a popular name full of boyish charm. Once a nickname for Peter, Pete stands on its own as an endearing first name for parents preferring to skip formalities. Plenty of famous entertainers have paved their paths using the name Pete. Take a look at what makes Pete such a timeless, charming name with a hint of youthfulness.

Meaning of the name Pete:

Greek: Stone/rock

Origin of the name Pete:

Ancient Greek. Pete is derived from the word “petra” that means “rock.”

Symbolism of the name Pete:

The name Pete refers to a stone or rock. It signifies steadfastness, strength, and durability. Its proximity to the name Peter causes many parents to use this name in honor of St. Peter the Apostle.

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Gender of the name Pete:

Pete is a shortened version of the male name Peter.

Pronunciation of the name Pete:


Syllables in the name Pete:


Emotion evoked from the name Pete:

The name Pete brings to mind boyish charm tinged with the power of a strong, traditional name.

Alternative spellings for the name Pete:


Nicknames for the name Pete:

Pet, Petey, P

Popularity of the name Pete:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Pete is an enduring name that cracked the top 1,000 baby names every year between 1900 and 1996. The name's popularity peaked at 173 in 1908 before hanging around in the top 300 through the 1960s.

Related names for the name Pete:

Peter, Pierre, Piers, Pedro

Great middle names for Pete and their meanings:

  • Asher (happy)
  • Astor (hawk)
  • Christoph (bearer of Christ)
  • Devon (deep valley dweller)
  • Elias (the Lord is my God)
  • Fallon (descended from a ruler)
  • Phinehas (oracle)
  • Theodore (gift of God)
  • William (strong-willed warrior)

Famous people with the name Pete:

  • Pete Buttigieg (American politician)
  • Pete Davidson (comedian)
  • Pete Sampras (American tennis player)
  • Pete Townshend (member of The Who)
  • Pete Wentz (bassist of the band Fall Out Boy)
  • Pete Werner (linebacker for the New Orleans Saints)

Pete in movies/pop culture:

  • Pete Healy (main character in “Pete's Dragon”)
  • Pete Miller (character on “The Office”)
  • Pete the Cat (book character)
  • Pete (character in Disney's Goofy universe)
  • Big and Little Pete (title characters on the Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete)
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