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Where does the name Peter come from in the Bible?
The name is derived via the Latin form Petrus, from the Old Greek Petros, itself of the element ‘petros’ (meaning rock, stone). The name was borne by Peter, the most notable of the apostles; before he was given the name by Jesus, possibly to distinguish him from another apostle similarly named, he was known as Simon.
Who is Saint Peter?
Peter is derived from the Greek Petros, meaning 鈥渞ock鈥?or 鈥渟tone.鈥?One of the most important figures in the Christian hagiography is Saint Peter, keeper of the Gates of Heaven.
What are some famous people with the name Peter?
The name Peter is primarily a male name of Greek origin that means Rock. In the Bible, Peter was an apostle of Christ. Famous Peters include Peter Jennings, newscaster. Peter Sellers, actor/comedian. Pete Wentz, musician. Peter Dinklage, actor. Peter Gabriel, singer/songwriter. Peter Krause, actor.
What does the name Petra mean in the Bible?
The name Petra means Rock and symbolizes stability. The name Peter means Stone (or Stone Man as Spiros Zodhiates proposes) and symbolizes instability. Two Hebrew names that express the same difference are Zur, meaning rock, and Zeror, meaning pebble.