Pierce

Pierce Meaning and Origin

Pierce is a strong and classic, distinguished, one-syllable name that gives us James Bond feels. The name Pierce is a boy’s name meaning “son of Piers” and is of English, Welsh, and Irish origin. In English and Welsh, Piers is a Norman vernacular form of Peter. The Irish origin of this name derives from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais’ son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers. The root of Piers comes from the Anglo-French perser, Old French percier “pierce, transfix, drive through”, probably from Latin pertusus. Pierce is a relatively uncommon name. It has been used as both a given name and a surname. In recent years, it has gained some popularity as a first name, particularly in English-speaking countries. Variations of the name Pierce include Piers, Pearson, and Pierson.

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