Pieter name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Pieter mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Pieter

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from South Africa agree the name Pieter is of English / African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "Learning with grace".
  2. According to 2 people from South Africa and Saudi Arabia, the name Pieter is of Dutch / Greek origin and means "Rock".
  3. According to a user from South Africa, the name Pieter is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin and means "Great leader".
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Notable Persons Named Pieter

Notable Persons Named Pieter

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was an artist in the field of painting. Piet was given the name Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan on March 7th, 1872 in Amersfoort. He left this life on February 1st, 1944.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was an artist in the fields of painting and printmaking. Pieter was given the name Pieter I Brueghel in Breda or Breugel, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands. He passed away on September 9th, 1569.

P. W. Botha

P. W. Botha was a State President of South Africa and Prime Minister of South Africa. P. was given the name Pieter Willem Botha on January 12th, 1916 in Paul Roux. He left this life on October 31st, 2006.

Bobby van Jaarsveld

Bobby van Jaarsveld is a pop music musician. He has been prominent since 2001. Bobby was given the name Pieter van Jaarsveld on March 6th, 1987 in Paarl, South Africa.

Piet Retief

Piet was given the name Pieter Mauritz Retief on November 12th, 1780 in Soetendal, Wagenmakersvallei. He breathed his last breath on February 6th, 1838.

Pieter van den Hoogenband

Pieter van den Hoogenband is a swimmer. Pieter was born on March 14th, 1978 in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands.

  • Pieter Claesz
  • Pieter Hintjens
  • Pieter Zeeman
  • Sir Peter Lely
  • Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • Pieter Mulder
    Deputy Minister of Agriculture
  • Pieter Huistra
    Soccer Player
  • Pieter van Musschenbroek
  • Pieter van Ruijven
  • Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
  • Pieter Schuyler
  • Pieter Nooten
  • Pieter Cort van der Linden
    Prime Minister
  • Pieter Both
    Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pieter

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pieter

Pieter Feddes van Harlingen

Pieter Feddes van Harlingen was a in the fields of painting and engraving. Pieter was given the name Pieter in 1586 in Harlingen, Friesland. He left this life in 1623.

Jarzinho Pieter

Jarzinho Pieter is an athlete for the RKSV Centro Dominguito.


Fun Facts about the name Pieter

  • How Popular is the name Pieter? Pieter is the 11,030th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Pieter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 982 babies born with the first name Pieter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pieter to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pieter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pieter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pieter is Wednesday, August 22nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Pieter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pieter was in 1967 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Pieter Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pieter is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Pieter: The name spelled backwards is Reteip. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tireep. How do you pronounce that?
  • Pieter name meaning

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