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Per (or Pär) is pronounced as "pair". The common Swedish nickname is Pelle (Pell-eh).
-- Ylva  9/23/2005
Per Gessle solo artist and member of popgroup Roxette is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
In Sweden Per is also common in combination with other first name, like Per-Erik, Per-Arne etc.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2005
The Swedish author Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. His most famous novels are "The Dwarf" (Dvärgen) and "Barabbas".
-- Ylva  2/10/2006
Per is also a Flemish/Middle English name for "Peter". With the ending 'kin' - meaning "little" it was the name of a famous pretender to the English throne during the reign of Henry VII. He pretended to be Richard of Shrewsbury one of the Princes in the Tower.
-- Amatire  12/4/2006
One of my favourite Swedish youth authors is Per Nilsson!
-- Cinnamonster  6/10/2007
Per Anger, a Swedish diplomat in Budapest in the 1940s, who originated the idea of issuing provisional passports to Hungarian Jews to protect them from arrest and deportation. Anger collaborated with Raoul Wallenberg to save the lives of thousands of Jews.
-- ElizainEngland  12/25/2007
Per is the name of a character in Susan Price's The Sterkarm Handshake.
-- KierstenDani  7/31/2008
This could be a nice middle name.
-- lucyskydiamonds  2/1/2010
Per was extremely popular in Norway in the mid-1900s. It ranked at #9 in 1920, #5 in 1925 (behind Arne, Odd, Kåre and Olav), #4 in 1930 (behind Arne, Odd and Kjell) and in 1935 (behind Arne, Kjell and Odd), #2 in 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960 (behind Jan every time), #3 in 1965 (behind Jan and Bjørn) and #8 in 1970.
-- Quamalamalam  2/25/2015

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