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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Petrus.

Proper nounEdit

Per

  1. A male given name, equivalent to Peter.

InflectionEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Denmark ca. 1350.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Per

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 41 939 males with the given name Per have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 9th, 2011.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Per m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Per: Persson
  • daughter of Per: Persdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Per
Accusative Per
Dative Peri
Genitive Pers

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish [Term?], Norwegian [Term?] and Danish Per in the 19th century.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Per ? (genitive Per)

  1. A male given name.

NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Norway ca. 1440.

Proper nounEdit

Per

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Traditionally popular in Norway. Also a common first part of conjoined names such as Per-Olav or Per-Erik.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 40 795 males with the given name Per living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Petrus. First recorded in Sweden in 1428.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Per c (genitive Pers)

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Traditionally popular in Sweden. Also a common first part of conjoined names such as Per-Olof or Per-Åke.

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 168 066 males with the given Per name living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 9th, 2011.