Pedro is a masculine given name. Pedro is the Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician name for Peter.[1] Its French equivalent is Pierre while its English and Germanic form is Peter.

PronunciationSpanish: [ˈpeðɾo]
Portuguese: [ˈpeðɾu]
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Alternative spellingPêro[citation needed]
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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".[2]

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

An alternate archaic spelling is Pêro.[citation needed]

Pedro may refer to:

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  • Pedro, a nickname for a fossil belonging to the extinct genus of penguins, Inkayacu.

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  1. ^ - Origin and Meaning of Pedro
  2. ^ " - Origin and Meaning of Peter". Archived from the original on 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2009-01-13.