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Pierce

Pierce is a variant of Piers, a medieval form of Peter meaning “stone, rock” which comes from Greek petros (stone, rock) as well as being a surname originating from the given name. Pierce is also an English word meaning “to penetrate; to thrust or bore through” which derives from Latin pertundo which comes from Proto-Indo-European elements per (through) and tundo (beat, strike).

Origin: Ancient Greek; Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Piers (English, Medieval French)

 

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