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Origin: Old Anglo French
Meaning: Rock or Stone

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Pierce

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Pierce in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Pierce:

  • Records indicate that 11,034 boys in the United States have been named Pierce since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 565 people in the U.S. were given the name Pierce. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Pierce

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      13 Positive Comments

  • "My son's name is pierce and i love the name so much... people love the name as we tell people his name. So far i have only met a couple in church with the name Pierce but theirs is their last name but my son has that as his first name. i just love the meaning as well "a male child who excels in everything he does"" Jul. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's maiden name is Pierce, my middle name is Pierce and a little over five months ago my wife had our son who we named Pierce. It has a lot of meaning to me. So far everyone likes the name and usually likes even more when they hear the story behind it. To me the name conjures feeling of family and great memories." Aug. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Pierce in 1999. Until he was in grade 5, he was the only Pierce we knew. one other Pierce ended up attending his elementary school. Now that he is in high school, there are 2 other Pierces. He likes his name - I'm glad." May. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 3rd son Pierce after much debating over names, he wasn't named until 2 hours after he was born, I knew the name meant "rock" so it made me think of strength and seeing that he weighed over 9 lbs, I looked at him and said What about Pierce ? And my hubby said OK. So we went with Pierce Andrew. The name is still growing on me. I have heard people say it's a manly name and strong which is what we were aiming for." Feb. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Pierce. Its a very old family name, always used as a middle name so I thought it was time to be used as a first :) its a classic, strong name, which fav, however, starting to get annoyed.that these.names are gaining popularity." May. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We looked through our family tree for names and found there have been several Pierce's in my family both in the US and in Ireland. We just love it. We named our son, Griffin Pierce, meaning "Strong Lord" and "Rock"." Nov. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My eldest sons name is Pearce James. I love it and get so many compliments on how it suits a little boy ( he is 6) and how it suits a grown man. In Australia is is not a common name yet it is not silly like many other unusual names. The fact is means "rock" suits him to a T. It also reflected my families celtic heritage....go the Pearce!!" Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Pierce and I live in England and I am the only Pierce in my village. I love my name and love the fact that it is different. But last Christmas everyone in my class at school spelt my name wrong in my Christmas Card, examples - Piers, Pires, Piser, Pieraes. But they were only aged 8 - 10 years so I suppose they will get used to it." Apr. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Pierce Elliott and we just love it. We get so many compliments on it. My husband is a fire-fighter and Pierce is the name of the company that makes the fire trucks. =) My hubby is a car fanatic and so all of our animals are named after cars. This just happened to be perfect and it was the only name we could both agree on." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son in Pierce in 2004, I agree, I love the name. I hope he does too someday." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Pierce, and I absolutely love it! It's not over done. It's meaning is "rock"; how masculine is that?! My family was a little taken aback because they'd never really heard it, but now we just couldn't imagine him as anything else!" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Pierce, born in 1995. Upon being introduced to someone at the summer block party last year, the person said, "Oh, Pierce!" You're going to be famous someday, I can tell by your name!" Apr. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'ts great, not unheard of, which makes it easy to say and spell. But I have never met another, ALL MINE" Aug. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Hi my name is Pierce, I hate my name. Nearly everyone has thought up a rude name for my name such as 'Piss' (sounds similar) and 'Penus' for parents considering this name please do not." Feb. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "My first name is Pierce(born 1952)I live in the UK but originate from Ireland.Like other comments above I have had all different spellings of my name.But one time I was in hospital and another chap had his pregnant daughter visiting.When he introduced me to her she said I love your name would I mind if she called her expected son Pierce.I was pleased with this but I said please spell it the right way.She promised she would.So to all the other Pierce?s out there be proud of you name and I bet when people meet you they never forget you.🇮🇪😊" Apr. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 14yo son's name is Pierce. We love his name, and so does he. I have received so many compliments on his name over the years. We haven't met another Pierce, but I think that may change given more time." Nov. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Pierce I absolutly love it its a great name <3 it its new and intriguing." Sep. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Pierce Jackson.. I kinda like that he has 2 presidential names :) (Franklin Pierce and Andrew Jackson)" Nov. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Pierce William. He is 9 months old now and we get complements on his name all the time. Plus it fits my strong but sweet boy." Sep. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my thoroughbred gelding Pierce after discovering he had a slit in his tongue-like a piercing. Since I don't have kids it's the closest I'll get to naming a boy :)" May. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thinking of naming our son Pierce but every single person we tell says "oh like Pierce Brosnan" I still love the name but now im not sure." Mar. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 7 weeks pregnant and am hoping it is a boy because the only name we both love is Pierce!" Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pierce and i like my name because it is unique but not unheard of. It cant really be twisted into anything to really be made fun of. And all of my friends and i think it is cool." Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My firstborn is Connor Pierce. I wanted Pierce, my husband wanted Connor, but after a hellish 19 hour labour, I was too tired to argue..." Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and it always makes me think of people with Pierce as a last name--Franklin Pierce the 14th president and Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce played by Donald Sutherland and Alan Alda in M*A*S*H* (the movie and the show respectively). Overall I liked it because it's unique without being off the wall. It's distinctive and strong." Feb. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Pierce, combined with my Chinese last name, I would say I'm the only one." Oct. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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