Animals, Birds, Falcon, Female, Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Peregrine is the English form of Late Latin Peregrinus which means “traveler, foreigner” from Latin peregrē (foreign, abroad) made up from Latin per (through, by means of) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over); and ager (field, farm) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage). Peregrine is also a surname usually given to those who went on a pilgrimage so it also connotes the idea of a “pilgrim”. It’s also the name of the peregrine falcon which got its name because they were captured during their migration.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European


Male forms:

  • Peregrinus (Late Roman)
  • Pellegrino (Italian)
  • Pérégrin (French)
  • Peregrin (English, French)
  • Peregryn (English)
  • Peregrino (Spanish, Portuguese)


Female forms:

  • Peregrina (English, Spanish, Late Roman)


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