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Pedro (alternate archaic spelling Pêro) is a masculine given name. Pedro is the Spanish language, Spanish, Portuguese language, Portuguese, and Galician language, Galician name for ''Peter (given name), Peter''. Its French equivalent is Pierre while its English and Germanic form is Peter. The counterpart patronymic surname of the name Pedro, meaning "son of Peter" (compare with the English surname Peterson (name), Peterson) is Pérez in Spanish, and Peres in Galician and Portuguese, Pires (disambiguation), Pires also in Portuguese, and Peiris in coastal area of Sri Lanka (where it originated from the Portuguese version), with all ultimately meaning "son of Pêro". The name Pedro is derived via the Latin word "petra", from the Greek word "η πέτρα" meaning "stone, rock". The name Peter (name), Peter itself is a translation of the Aramaic language, Aramaic ''Kephas'' or ''Aramaic of Jesus#Cephas .28.CE.9A.CE.B7.CF.86.CE.B1.CF.82.29, Cephas'' meaning "stone". Pedro may refer to:


Notable people


Monarchs

*Pedro I of Portugal *Pedro II of Portugal *Pedro III of Portugal *Pedro IV of Portugal, also Pedro I of Brazil *Pedro V of Portugal *Pedro II of Brazil *Pedro of Castile *Peter I of Aragon and Navarre, also known as Pedro I *Peter II of Aragon *Peter III of Aragon *Peter IV of Aragon *Peter V of Aragon, also Pedro IV of Barcelona


Politicians and leaders

*Pedro, Marshal of Navarre, 15th- and 16th-century nobleman *Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Chilean political figure *Pedro Atacho, Curaçaoan politician *Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, President of Argentina from 1955 to 1958 *Pedro Lascuráin, President of Mexico *Pedro Nel Ospina, Colombian general and political figure *Pedro Pablo Ramírez, President of Argentina from 1943 to 1944 *Pedro Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001 *Pete Saenz, Pedro I. "Pete" Saenz, American politician *José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Spanish politician *Pedro Sánchez (politician), Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain since 2018 *Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru from 2016 to 2018


In sports

*Pedró, full name ''José Pedro Azevedo Ferreira'', Portuguese football player *Pedro Acosta, Venezuelan football player *Pedro Aroche, Mexican race walker *José Pedro Azevedo Ferreira, Portuguese football player known as Pedró *Pedro Chirivella, Spanish football player *Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer *Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish racing driver *Pedro Diniz, Brazilian racing driver *Pedro Gil, Spanish Roller hockey player *Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos, Brazilian football player *Pedro Gusmão, Brazilian football player *Pedro Hernández Martínez (born 1978), Spanish football player *Pedro Iznaga, Cuban volleyball player *Pedro Lamy, Portuguese Grand Prix driver *Pedro Lima (swimmer) (born 1971), former Olympic swimmer from Angola *Pedro Lima (boxer) (born 1983), Brazilian boxer *Pedro Martínez, American baseball player *Pedro Miguel Pauleta, Portuguese football player *Pedro Morales, Puerto Rican professional wrestler *Pedro Pérez, Cuban triple jumper *Pedro Pineda, Mexican football player *Pedro Rodríguez (disambiguation), Ecuadorian cyclist *Pedro Rodríguez (racing driver), Mexican Grand Prix racer *Pedro (footballer, born 1987), Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma (born 1987), Spanish footballer *Pedro (footballer, born 1986), Pedro Antonio Sánchez Moñino (born 1986), Spanish footballer *Pedro Santa Cecilia (born 1984), Spanish football player *Pedro Senatore Ramos, Ecuadorian football referee *Pedro da Silva (athlete), Brazilian decathlete *Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer *Pedro Zabála, Bolivian footballer


Explorers

*Pedro Álvares Cabral, Portuguese navigator and explorer *Pedro Escobar, Portuguese explorer who discovered São Tomé and Príncipe *Pedro Teixeira, Portuguese explorer


Other

*Nicholas (Nick) Pedro, Portuguese American singer, American Idol Season 6 *Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish filmmaker *Pedro de Ayala, Spanish diplomat *Pedro Calungsod, Filipino saint *Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Pedro de San José de Betancur, Spanish saint and missionary in Guatemala. *Pedro Alcantara de Souza (died 2010), Brazilian land reform activist *Pedro Dimas, Mexican musician *Pedro Duro, Spanish businessman *Pedro Gomez (dance instructor), Cuban Salsa dance instructor *Pedro Gomez (sports reporter), American television reporter *Pedro Alonso López, Colombian serial killer *Pedro Pablo Nakada Ludeña, Peruvian serial killer *Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician *Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary in Ethiopia *Pedro Pascal, Chilean-American actor *Pedro Reyes (comedian), Spanish comedian *Pedro Rodriguez (NASA), Puerto Rican scientist and inventor *Pedro Sousa, Portuguese comedian *Pedro López (serial killer), Colombian serial killer *Pedro Rodriguez (soldier), Puerto Rican Korean War hero *Pedro Trebbau, German-born, Venezuelan zoologist *Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza, claimant to the abolished monarchy, defunct Brazilian throne, and head of the Brazilian Imperial Family#The Petrópolis line, Petrópolis branch of the Imperial House of Brazil *Pedro Yap, former Philippine Chief Justice *Pedro Zamora, cast member on The Real World: San Francisco, ''The Real World''


Fictional characters

* Pedro, from ''The Power of Five'' novel series by Anthony Horowitz * Pedro, a character from the ''One Piece'' manga series * Pedro, a character from the ''Excel Saga'' manga series * Don Pedro, a character from ''Much Ado About Nothing'', a comedy by William Shakespeare * Don Pedro, a character from the Philippine story ''Ibong Adarna (mythology), Ibong Adarna'' * Pedro the Mail Burro, a mascot of the Boy Scouting magazine ''Boys' Life'' * Pedro Sanchez, character from the film ''Napoleon Dynamite'' * Pedro, another name of Panama Joe, a character from Montezuma's Revenge (video game), ''Montezuma's Revenge'' (video game) * Pedro, in the ''Sam & Max Season Two'' video game series * Pedro, a mascot of ''South of the Border (attraction), South of the Border roadside attraction'' * Pedro, a Red-crested Cardinal from ''Rio (2011 film), Rio'' * Pedro Penduko, a Filipino comic book character * Pedro Plane, protagonist in the ''Saludos Amigos'' segment ''Pedro'' * Pedro Pony, a character from the animated TV series Peppa Pig * Both the name of the gardener and the Pedro (video game), game itself released in 1984 by Imagine Software


See also

*Pérez


References

{{given name, Pedro Spanish masculine given names Portuguese masculine given names