Pedro

Pedro (alternate archaic spelling Pêro) is a masculine given name. Pedro is the Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician name for Peter. Its French equivalent is Pierre while its English and Germanic form is Peter.

The counterpart patronymic surname of the name Pedro, meaning "son of Peter" (compare with the English surname Peterson) is Pérez in Spanish, and Peres in Galician and Portuguese, Pires also in Portuguese, and Peiris in coastal area of Sri Lanka (where it originated from the Portuguese version), with all ultimately meaning "son of Pêro".

The name Pedro is derived via the Latin word "petra", from the Greek word "η πέτρα" meaning "stone, rock".

The name Peter itself is a translation of the Aramaic Kephas or Cephas meaning "stone".

Pedro may refer to:

Origin

Word/name
Peter
 
Meaning
Rock
 
Region of origin
Spain, Latin America, Portugal, The Philippines
 

Other names

Alternative spelling
Pêro
 
Related names
Peter, Pierre, Boutros,
 
Pronunciation
Spanish: [ˈpeðɾo], Portuguese: [ˈpedɾu, -ðɾu]
 
Gender
Male
 
Language(s)
Spanish, Portuguese