Namesakes

Biblical Characters: 1 character
Peter   (m)   Matt. 4:18/Matt. 16:17/John 1:42  
Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 1 pope
Peter   ?-67  
Bulgarian Kings and Tsars: 3 tsars
Tsar Petar I (a.k.a. Peter)   927-969  
Tsar Petar II (a.k.a. Peter)   1040-1041  
Tsar Petar III (a.k.a. Peter)   1072  
Coptic Popes and Patriarchs of Alexandria: 7 popes
Peter I   302-311  
Peter II   373-381  
Peter III   477-489  
Peter IV   567-576  
Peter V   1340-1348  
Peter VI   1718-1726  
Peter VII   1809-1852  
Danish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Peter Georg Bang   1854-1856  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Jan Peter Balkenende   2002-2010  
Emmy Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Peter Falk   1972; 1976; 1990   Columbo  
Fictional Characters from Books: 3 heroes, 2 characters
Peter Rabbit   1902   The Tale of Peter Rabbit  
Peter Pan   1902   The Little White Bird  
Peter Rabbit   1910   Old Mother West Wind  
Peter Pevensie   1950   The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  
Peter Parker   1962   Spider-Man  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character, 1 hero
Peter Venkman   1984   Ghostbusters  
Peter Parker   2002   Spider-Man  
Fictional Characters from Plays and Musicals: 1 hero
Peter Pan   1904   Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up  
Fictional Characters from Television: 2 characters
Peter Griffin   1999   Family Guy  
Peter Bishop   2008   Fringe  
Fictional Characters from Traditional Tales: 1 character, 1 villain
Peter Piper   English  
Zwarte Piet (a.k.a. Peter)   Dutch  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 basketball, 1 ice hockey
(basketball) Pete Maravich (a.k.a. Peter)   1987  
(ice hockey) Peter Šťastný   1998  
Harry Potter Characters: 1 character
Peter Pettigrew  
Hungarian Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Péter Urseolo   1038-1041; 1044-1046  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 1 storm
Storm Peter   2003  
Nobel Prize Winners: 4 medicine, 3 chemistry, 2 economics, 2 physics
(chemistry) Peter Debye   1936  
(medicine) Henrik Dam (a.k.a. Peter)   1943  
(medicine) Peter Medawar   1960  
(chemistry) Peter D. Mitchell   1978  
(medicine) Peter C. Doherty   1996  
(medicine) Peter Mansfield   2003  
(chemistry) Peter Agre   2003  
(physics) Peter Grünberg   2007  
(economics) Peter Diamond   2010  
(physics) Peter Higgs   2013  
(economics) Lars Peter Hansen   2013  
Norwegian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Christian Michelsen (a.k.a. Peter)   1905-1907  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 23 actors, 1 actress
Peter Lorre   1904-1964  
Peter Cushing   1913-1994  
Peter Finch   1916-1977  
Peter Ustinov   1921-2004  
Peter Sellers   1925-1980  
Peter Graves   1926-2010  
Peter Wyngarde   1927-2018  
Peter Falk   1927-2011  
Joseph Mascolo (a.k.a. Peter)   1929-2016  
Peter O'Toole   1932-2013  
Peter Fonda   1940-  
Ellis Jones (a.k.a. Peter)   1943-  
Peter Egan   1946-  
Peter Weller   1947-  
Peter MacNicol   1954-  
Peter Reckell   1955-  
Peter Gallagher   1955-  
Peter Capaldi   1958-  
Peter Krause   1965-  
Peter Dinklage   1969-  
Peter Sarsgaard   1971-  
Peter Facinelli   1973-  
Bruno Mars (a.k.a. Peter)   1985-  
Kent Riley (a.k.a. Peter)   1988-  
Notable Artists: 5 painters
Pietro Perugino (a.k.a. Peter)   1446-1523  
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (a.k.a. Peter)   c. 1525-1569  
Peter Paul Rubens   1577-1640  
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (a.k.a. Peter)   1841-1919  
Piet Mondrian (a.k.a. Peter)   1872-1944  
Notable Athletes: 11 soccer, 4 rugby, 1 basketball, 1 ice hockey
(basketball) Pete Maravich (a.k.a. Peter)   1947-1988  
(soccer) Peter Shilton   1949-  
(soccer) Peter Arntz   1953-  
(ice hockey) Peter Šťastný   1956-  
(soccer) Peter Bosz   1963-  
(soccer) Peter van Vossen   1968-  
(soccer) Efe Sodje (a.k.a. Peter)   1972-  
(soccer) Peter Hoekstra   1973-  
(soccer) Liam Miller (a.k.a. Peter)   1981-2018  
(soccer) Peter Odemwingie   1981-  
(rugby) Richard Wigglesworth (a.k.a. Peter)   1983-  
(rugby) Jamie Heaslip (a.k.a. Peter)   1983-  
(soccer) Peter Pekarík   1986-  
(rugby) Peter O'Mahony   1989-  
(rugby) Peter Horne   1989-  
(soccer) Péter Gulácsi   1990-  
(soccer) Jonny Williams (a.k.a. Peter)   1993-  
Notable Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
Peter Drucker   1909-2005  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 7 explorers
Pêro da Covilhã (a.k.a. Peter)   c. 1460-1526  
Pedro Álvares Cabral (a.k.a. Peter)   c. 1467-c. 1520  
Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (a.k.a. Peter)   1532-1592  
Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (a.k.a. Peter)   1565-1614  
Peter Pond   1739-1807  
Peter Skene Ogden   1790-1854  
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (a.k.a. Peter)   1852-1905  
Notable Filmmakers: 3 directors
Peter Greenaway   1942-  
Ellis Jones (a.k.a. Peter)   1943-  
Peter Jackson   1961-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Peter Jennings   1938-2005  
Notable Musicians: 4 musicians, 3 composers, 1 singer
Franz Schubert (a.k.a. Peter)   1797-1828     
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (a.k.a. Peter)   1840-1893   classical  
Peter Warlock   1894-1930     
Crispian St. Peters (a.k.a. Peter)   1939-2010     
Danny Seraphine (a.k.a. Peter)   1948-   rock  
Peter Gabriel   1950-   rock  
Michael Peter "Flea" Balzary   1962-   rock  
Bruno Mars (a.k.a. Peter)   1985-   pop  
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 2 philosophers, 1 economist, 1 mathematician
Pierre Abélard (a.k.a. Peter)   1079-1142  
Pierre-Simon Laplace (a.k.a. Peter)   1749-1827  
Pyotr Kropotkin (a.k.a. Peter)   1842-1921  
Peter Wessel Zapffe   1899-1990  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 2 astronomers
Pierre-Simon Laplace (a.k.a. Peter)   1749-1827  
Gerard Kuiper (a.k.a. Peter)   1905-1973  
Notable Writers: 1 author, 1 playwright
Pierre Corneille (a.k.a. Peter)   1606-1684  
Peter van Gestel   1937-2019  
Olympic Medalists: 17 bronze, 15 silver, 8 gold, 4 gold/bronze, 2 bronze/gold, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze/silver, 1 silver/bronze
(bronze/gold) Peter Kemp   1900   swimming - 200 m obstacle; water polo  
(silver) Ludvig Dam (a.k.a. Peter)   1908   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(silver) Wilfred Nichol (a.k.a. Peter)   1924   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Peter Zaremba   1932   hammer throw  
(bronze) Peter Higgins   1956   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Peter Snell   1960; 1964   800 m; 1500 m  
(bronze) Peter Radford   1960   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(bronze/gold) Péter Rusorán   1960; 1964   water polo  
(silver) Adrian Metcalfe (a.k.a. Peter)   1964   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Peter Doak   1964   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Peter Reynolds   1964   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Peter Norman   1968   200 m  
(bronze) Peter Nottet   1968   speed skating  
(gold/bronze) Peter Frenkel   1972; 1976   20 km walk  
(gold/bronze/silver) David Hemery (a.k.a. Peter)   1968; 1972   400 m hurdles; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Alan Pascoe (a.k.a. Peter)   1972   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Gary Sheerer (a.k.a. Peter)   1972   water polo  
(bronze) Peter Asch   1972   water polo  
(bronze) Peter Bruch   1972   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Franz-Peter Hofmeister   1976   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand   1976   5000 m  
(bronze) Peter Nocke   1976   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Peter Rocca   1976   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 200 m backstroke  
(bronze) Peter Röhle   1984   water polo  
(gold/bronze) Peter Evans   1980; 1984   swimming - 100 m breaststroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Peter Koech   1988   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver) Peter Campbell   1984; 1988   water polo  
(silver) Peter Elliott   1988   1500 m  
(gold) Peter Rono   1988   1500 m  
(gold/bronze) Peter Hochschorner   2000; 2004; 2008; 2012   canoe slalom  
(gold) Péter Biros   2000; 2004; 2008   water polo  
(silver) Peter Waterfield   2004   diving - synchronized platform  
(gold) Peter Thomsen   2008; 2012   equestrian  
(silver) Hans Peter Minderhoud   2008   equestrian  
(silver) Peter Hudnut   2008   water polo  
(silver) Peter Varellas   2008   water polo  
(gold/bronze) Peter Vanderkaay   2004; 2008; 2012   swimming  
(gold) Peter Charles   2012   equestrian  
(bronze) Peter Joppich   2012   fencing  
(bronze) Peter Taylor   2012   rowing  
(gold) Peter Wilson   2012   shooting  
(bronze) Peter Lang   2012   sailing  
(gold) Peter Kennaugh   2012   cycling - track  
(bronze) Péter Módos   2012   Greco-Roman wrestling  
(silver) Peter Chambers   2012   rowing  
(silver) Peter Burling   2012   sailing  
(gold) Peter Kretschmer   2012   canoe sprint  
(silver/bronze) Peter Prevc   2014   ski jumping  
(bronze/silver) Peter Penz   2018   luge  
Oscar Award Winners: 2 actors, 1 director
(actor) Peter Ustinov   1960; 1964   Spartacus; Topkapi  
(actor) Peter Finch   1976   Network  
(director) Peter Jackson   2003   The Lord of Rings: The Return of King  
Other Leaders: 4 prime ministers
Prime Minister Peter Fraser   1940-1949   New Zealand  
Prime Minister Péter Boross   1993-1994   Hungary  
Prime Minister Peter Caruana   1996-2011   Gibraltar  
Prime Minister Péter Medgyessy   2002-2004   Hungary  
Other Religious Leaders: 1 leader
Peter H. Gilmore   2001-   Church of Satan  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 4 kings
King Pedro I the Just (a.k.a. Peter)   1357-1367  
King Pedro II the Pacific (a.k.a. Peter)   1683-1706  
King Pedro IV (a.k.a. Peter)   1826  
King Pedro V (a.k.a. Peter)   1853-1861  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 1 winner
Peter Taylor   1987   A Summons to Memphis  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 3 tsars
Tsar Pyotr I the Great (a.k.a. Peter)   1682-1725  
Tsar Pyotr II (a.k.a. Peter)   1727-1730  
Tsar Pyotr III (a.k.a. Peter)   1762  
Saints: 79 saints, 62 blessed
Saint Peter   ?-67  
Saint Peter I   2xx-311  
Saint Peter of Lampsacus   ?-251  
Saint Peter   ?-260  
Saint Peter of Nicomedia   ?-303  
Saint Peter   ?-304  
Saint Peter Balsam   ?-311  
Saint Peter II of Sebastea   c. 340-391  
Saint Peter Chrysologus   400-450  
Saint Peter II   ?-519  
Saint Peter the Deacon   ?-605  
Saint Peter of Canterbury   ?-606  
Saint Peter   ?-735  
Saint Peter the Scribe   ?-743  
Saint Peter   ?-750  
Saint Peter of Atroa   773-837  
Saint Peter   ?-851  
Saint Peter   ?-855  
Saint Peter Urseolus   928-987  
Saint Petar I of Bulgaria (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-970  
Saint Peter Martinez   ?-1000  
Saint Peter of Chavanon   1003-1080  
Saint Peter of Perugia   ?-1007  
Saint Peter Damian   1007-1072  
Saint Peter of Trevi   ?-1052  
Blessed Peter Igneus   ?-1089  
Saint Peter   1102-1174  
Saint Peter of Anagni   ?-1105  
Saint Peter of Osma   ?-1109  
Blessed Peter the Hermit   ?-1115  
Blessed Peter   ?-1115  
Saint Peter of Pappacarbone   ?-1123  
Saint Peter of Juilly   ?-1136  
Blessed Peter the Venerable   ?-1156  
Saint Peter Nolasco   1189-1256  
Saint Peter González   1190-1246  
Saint Peter Pareuzi   ?-1199  
Saint Peter of Verona   1205-1252  
Blessed Peter of Castelnau   ?-1208  
Saint Peter Pascual   1227-1300  
Saint Peter of Sassoferrato   ?-1231  
Blessed Pietro Armengol (a.k.a. Peter)   1238-1304  
Saint Peter Rodriguez   ?-1242  
Blessed Peter of Gubbio   ?-1250  
Blessed Peter de la Cadireta   ?-1277  
Blessed Peter Tecelano   ?-1287  
Blessed Peter of Siena   ?-1289  
Blessed Pietro of Treja (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1304  
Saint Pierre Thomas (a.k.a. Peter)   1305-1366  
Blessed Pietro Cresci (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1323  
Blessed Pietro Gambacorti of Pisa (a.k.a. Peter)   1355-1435  
Blessed Pierre of Luxembourg (a.k.a. Peter)   1369-1387  
Blessed Pedro de Dueñas (a.k.a. Peter)   1378-1397  
Blessed Pietro of Tiferno (a.k.a. Peter)   1390-1445  
Saint Pedro de Regalado (a.k.a. Peter)   1390-1456  
Blessed Pietro Geremia (a.k.a. Peter)   1399-1452  
Saint Pedro de Arbués (a.k.a. Peter)   1441-1485  
Blessed Pietro da Mogliano (a.k.a. Peter)   1442-1490  
Blessed Pedro de Cerdena (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1453  
Saint Pedro de Alcántara (a.k.a. Peter)   1499-1562  
Blessed Pierre Favre (a.k.a. Peter)   1506-1546  
Saint Pieter Canisius (a.k.a. Peter)   1521-1597  
Blessed Pedro of Avila (a.k.a. Peter)   1562-1622  
Saint Pierre Fourier (a.k.a. Peter)   1565-1640  
Saint Petrus van Assche (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1572  
Blessed Pietro Casani (a.k.a. Peter)   1572-1647  
Saint Pedro Claver (a.k.a. Peter)   1581-1654  
Blessed Pietro Berno (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1583  
Blessed Peter Rinshei   1589-1626  
Saint Pedro Baptist (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1597  
Saint Pedro Sukejiro (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1597  
Blessed Peter Snow   ?-1598  
Saint Peter Higgins   1601-1642  
Blessed Peter Wright   1603-1651  
Blessed Pedro of the Assumption (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1614  
Blessed Pedro de Zuniga (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1622  
Blessed Pedro Zampo (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1622  
Saint Peter Paul of Saint Claire   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Ikiemon   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Nangashi   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Onizuko   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Sanga   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Shichiyemon   ?-1622  
Blessed Pietro Paolo Navarro (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1622  
Blessed Peter Vasquez   ?-1624  
Blessed Peter Araki Chobyoye   ?-1626  
Saint Pedro of Saint Joseph Betancur (a.k.a. Peter)   1626-1667  
Blessed Peter of the Holy Mother of God   ?-1629  
Blessed Peter Kufioji   ?-1630  
Blessed Pedro Calungsod (a.k.a. Peter)   1655-1672  
Blessed Pierre Vigne (a.k.a. Peter)   1670-1740  
Blessed Pedro Sanz y Jordá (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1747  
Blessed Pierre-René Rogue (a.k.a. Peter)   1758-1796  
Blessed Pierre-François Jamet (a.k.a. Peter)   1762-1845  
Saint Peter Thi   1763-1839  
Saint Peter Khanh   1780-1842  
Blessed Pierre-Michel Noel (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1794  
Saint Peter Yi Ho-yong   1802-1838  
Saint Pierre Chanel (a.k.a. Peter)   1803-1841  
Blessed Pierre Bonhomme (a.k.a. Peter)   1803-1861  
Saint Pierre Dumoulin-Borie (a.k.a. Peter)   1808-1838  
Blessed Pierre-Julien Eymard (a.k.a. Peter)   1811-1868  
Saint Peter Ch'oe Hyong   1813-1866  
Blessed Peter Ou   ?-1814  
Blessed Peter Ryou Tiyeng-Rioul   1816-1866  
Saint Peter Francis Neron   1818-1860  
Blessed Peter Friedhofen   1819-1860  
Blessed John Peter Neel   1832-1862  
Saint Peter Tuy   ?-1833  
Saint Peter Liu Wenyuan   ?-1834  
Blessed Peter Lieou   ?-1834  
Saint Anthony Peter Dich   ?-1838  
Saint Joseph Peter Uyen   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Vu Dang Khoa   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Tu Van Nguyen   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Duong   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Duong   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Truat   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Tu   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Tuan   ?-1838  
Saint Peter Yu Taech'oi   ?-1839  
Saint Pierre-Henri Dorie (a.k.a. Peter)   1839-1866  
Saint Peter Hong Pyong-ju   ?-1840  
Saint Peter Hieu   ?-1840  
Saint Peter Tu   ?-1840  
Blessed Pietro Bonilli (a.k.a. Peter)   1841-1935  
Saint Peter Van   ?-1857  
Saint Peter Quy   ?-1859  
Saint Peter Dung Van Dinh   ?-1862  
Saint Peter Thuan   ?-1862  
Saint Peter Cho Hwa-so   ?-1866  
Blessed Pedro Poveda Castroverde (a.k.a. Peter)   1874-1936  
Blessed Pedro de Alcantara Villanueva Larrayoz (a.k.a. Peter)   1881-1936  
Saint Pedro Esqueda Ramírez (a.k.a. Peter)   1887-1927  
Blessed Pavel Peter Gojdič   1888-1960  
Blessed Petro Verhun (a.k.a. Peter)   1890-1957  
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (a.k.a. Peter)   1901-1925  
Blessed Pere Tarrés i Claret (a.k.a. Peter)   1905-1950  
Blessed Piotr Edward Dankowski (a.k.a. Peter)   1908-1942  
Blessed Peter To Rot   1912-1945  
Blessed Pedro Ruiz de los Paños y Ángel (a.k.a. Peter)   ?-1936  
Serbian Kings, Tsars and Princes: 2 kings
King Petar I (a.k.a. Peter)   1903-1921  
King Petar II (a.k.a. Peter)   1934-1945  
Shakespearian Characters: 8 characters
Peter of Pomfret   King John  
Friar Peter   Measure For Measure  
Peter   Romeo and Juliet  
Peter   Taming of the Shrew  
Peter Bullcalf   Henry IV (2)  
Peter Quince   A Midsummer Night's Dream  
Peter Simple   The Merry Wives of Windsor  
Peter Thump   Henry VI (2)  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 5 kings
King Pedro I (Aragon) (a.k.a. Peter)   1094-1104  
King Pedro II (Aragon) (a.k.a. Peter)   1196-1213  
King Pedro III the Great (Aragon) (a.k.a. Peter)   1276-1285  
King Pedro IV the Ceremonious (Aragon) (a.k.a. Peter)   1336-1387  
King Pedro the Cruel (Castile) (a.k.a. Peter)   1350-1369  
Title Characters: 4 books, 4 songs, 2 films, 1 book/film/musical, 1 musical
(book) Peter Rabbit   1902   The Tale of Peter Rabbit  
(film) Peter   1934   Peter  
(book) Peter   1971   Lord Peter  
(book) Peter   1973   Peter's Chair  
(song) Peter Piper   1986   Peter Piper  
(song) Peter Pumpkinhead   1992   The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead  
(book/film/musical) Peter Pan   1911; 1950; 1953; 1954; 1996; 2006   Peter & Wendy; Peter Pan; Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure; Peter Pan in Scarlet  
(musical) Peter   1998   Shockheaded Peter  
(book) Peter   2004   Peter and the Starcatchers  
(film) Peter   2011   Peter  
(song) Peter   2014   Peter  
(song) Peter   2015   Peter and the Gun