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Pierce is an English baby name that means “stone”. Pierce is a more modern sounding and popular variant on the name Peter. With a namesake like actor Pierce Brosnan, Pierce has a suave and classy sound to it.

Meaning of the name Pierce:

English: stone

Origin of the name Pierce:

Pierce is an English baby name that means “stone”. Pierce is the surname form of the name Piers which is derived from the name Peter.

Symbolism of the name Pierce:

Stone is a symbol of stability, security, reason, and dependability.

Baby name Pierce

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Gender of the name Pierce:

Pierce is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Pierce:


Number of syllables in the name Pierce:


Emotion evoked from the name Pierce:

Pierce evokes feelings of dependability and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Pierce:

Peers. Peerce

Nicknames for the name Pierce:

  • Pier
  • Piers

Popularity of the name Pierce:

According to the Social Security Administration, Pierce is a boy’s baby name that was popular between 1900 and 1939 before returning to the top 1000 names in 1984. Pierces peaked in popularity at #462 in 2013.

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Great middle names for the name Pierce and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Pierce:

  • Pierce Brosnan (Irish actor)
  • Pierce Gagnon (American actor)
  • Pierce Butler (American founding father)
  • Pierce LePage (Canadian Olympic athlete)
  • Pierce Rafferty (American film director)

Pierce in popular culture:

  • Pierce Washington (video game, “Saints Row”)
  • Piercinald “Pierce” Hawthorne (television, “Community”)
  • Pierce Morehouse Patchett (television, “L.A. Confidential”)
  • Pierce (television, “Alien Dawn”)
  • Dr. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce (television, “M*A*S*H”)
  • Alexander Pierce (comics, Marvel series)