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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.PER-ee
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Meaning & History

From a surname which is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.

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Big Little Lies characters, fashion designers, flora, food, fruits, green, nature, Phineas and Ferb characters, plants, singers, surnames, sweets, The Sopranos characters, trees
Entry updated October 30, 2011