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Boy Name: Perry

Name: Perry
Pronunciation: \p(er)-ry\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Perry's also a girl name)
Origin: Modern
Sounds Like: Berry, Barry, Parr, Parrey, Pierre, Per, Peer
Variant forms: Parry, Perrie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 287
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 84


Perry \p(er)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Perry), is pronounced PARE-ee. Surname and a short form of Peregrine (Latin) "traveler, wanderer". Also possibly derived from an Old English word referring to a person who lived or worked around a pear tree. Modern use has been inspired by fictional detective Perry Mason. Matthew Calbraith Perry was the Americal naval officer who established American trade relations with Japan in 1854. Singer Perry Como; designer Perry Ellis.

Perry has 2 variant forms: Parry and Perrie.

Baby names that sound like Perry are Berry, Barry, Parr, Parrey, Pierre, Per and Peer.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Perry.


Perry is a very popular first name for men (#287 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#84 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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