Use our interactive tool to compare changes in the top 100 baby names for boys and girls since 1904. Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections, A model presents a creation during the Bora Aksu catwalk show at London Fashion Week 2020, World kickboxing champion Carl Thomas during his attempt to run a marathon while pulling a plane at Elvington Airfield near York. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The 25 most common surnames in Britain - and what they say about your family history. Peter Cushing is an English actor who has played Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 television version and Dr. Who in the Doctor Who films. "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. An English and Welsh variant of Hugh, which was taken from the Germanic name Hugo. [easy-social-share buttons="facebook,twitter" counters=0 style="button"] [easy-social-share buttons="whatsapp,line,sms,viber,telegram" counters=0 style="button" only_mobile="yes"]. ", Our Baby Namer - Origin and Meaning of Baby Names, Books, Gifts. The below graph, labeled 'Percentage named Peter' is a graph showing the overall ranking of the boys name Peter in the USA from 1880-2020. An English variant of Edward, which was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. This name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Connecticut for 105 years from 1910 to 2016 (may not be consecutive). And the consequences can be dire.’. © 2020 Everything Birthday. A variant of Evan, which is a Welsh form of the English name John. Peter has been used in the United States ever since 1880, with over 582689 boys given the name in the past 200 years. One potential problem: in some parts of the world, "peter" can be a slang term for "penis". Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Temperatures during the day on Saturday will be between 10C and 14C, but set to plunge as low as 1C overnight, An employee pulls a pint in the Tib Street Tavern in Manchester, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announces the government will pay two thirds of the wages of staff in pubs, restaurants and other businesses if they are forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions, A jogger runs over the Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond, Newcastle surrounded by Autumn colours, Artist Hannah Uzor with her painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter, at Osborne, the Queen’s seaside home on the Isle of Wight. An English patronymic name that means ‘son of Will’, which is itself a shortened form of William. Italian court allows mother to give child her surname in landmark case. Peter is predominantly a boys name, with 0.33% of Peters being girls, and 99.67% being boys. Has it recently entered the top 100, dropped out and made a comeback, or disappeared from the list completely? Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later?