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Pierre is a masculine given name. It is a French language, French form of the name Peter (given name), Peter. Pierre originally meant "rock" or "stone" in French (derived from the Greek word πέτρος (''petros'') meaning "stone, rock", via Latin "petra"). It is a translation of Aramaic כיפא (''Kefa),'' the nickname Jesus gave to apostle Saint Peter, Simon Bar-Jona, referred in English as Saint Peter. Pierre is also found as a surname.

People with the given name

* Pierre Affre (1590–1669), French sculptor * Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, professional footballer who plays for the English club Arsenal and the Gabon national football team * Pierre Barbe (1900–2004), French architect * Pierre Bézier, engineer and mathematician known for his work with Bézier curves * Pierre Boulez, French classical and electronic composer * Pierre Bourgault, public speaker, journalist and politician famed for his work for Quebec independence from Canada * Pi'erre Bourne, American record producer, rapper, songwriter, and audio engineer. * Pierre Bouvier, French-Canadian musician and lead singer of Simple Plan * Pierre Brice, French actor * Pierre Caille (disambiguation), several people * Pierre Capretz, host of ''French in Action'' * Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer * Pierre Cathala (1888–1947), French Minister of Finance from 1942 to 1944 * Pierre Chambrin, White House Executive Chef * Pierre Chouteau, Jr. (1789–1865), American fur trader who established the trading post of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, Fort Pierre (South Dakota) in 1832 * Pierre Clostermann, French pilot who fought in World War II for the Royal Air Force (RAF) * Pierre Conner, American mathematician * Pierre Corréia, French rugby union player * Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games * Pierre Courthion (1902–1988), Swiss art critic and historian * Pierre Curie, French physicist and husband of Marie Curie * Pierre Dagher, Lebanese actor and voice actor * Pierre Darmon (born in 1934), French tennis player * Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer and mathematician * Pierre Deladonchamps, French actor * Pierre Deland, Swedish actor and director * Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Pierre Pelerin de Maricourt, French scholar * Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician * Pierre Dolbeault, French mathematician * Pierre Fourier, Catholic saint and French priest * Pierre Franckh, German actor * Pierre Gagnaire, French chef * Pierre Garçon, American football player * Pierre Gasly, racing driver currently driving for Scuderia AlphaTauri in Formula One * Pierre Gaspard (mountaineer), Pierre Gaspard (1834–1915), French mountain climber and guide * Pierre Gaspard, Belgian physicist and professor * Pierre Gemayel, politician and founder of the Al-Kataeb party in Lebanon * Pierre David Guetta, French DJ, record producer and songwriter * Pierre Harmel (1911–2009), former Belgian Prime Minister * Pierre Henry, French musician * Pierre Hermans, Dutch field hockey goalkeeper * Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg, Danish professional footballer * Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer * Pierre Jallow, Gambian basketball player * Pierre Jeanpierre, French soldier * Pierre Yves Kéralum (1817–1872), French-American priest and architect * Pierre Laporte (1921–1970), Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician * Pierre Lavertu, Canadian football player * Pierre Levasseur (disambiguation), several people * Pierre Littbarski, German footballer * Pierre van Maldere, South Dutch composer * Pierre Marchand (editor), French publisher * Pierre Menard, the love of Shannon Corrigan Life * Pierre Morel, French film director * Pierre Nkurunziza, former president of Burundi * Pierre Papillaud (born c. 1936), French billionaire businessman * Pierre Pilote, ice hockey player * Pierre Pincemaille, French musician * Pierre Poilievre, Canadian federal MP for the riding of Nepean-Carleton * Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, the first self-proclaimed anarchist and is regarded by some as the founder of modern anarchist theory * Pierre-Loup Rajot, French actor and director * Pierre Roger (swimmer), French swimmer * Pierre Salinger, Press Secretary to US President John F. Kennedy * Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, German actor and director * Pierre Schaeffer, French experimental musician * Pierre Schapira (mathematician), French mathematician * Pierre Shammassian, Lebanese-Armenian comedian * Pierre Sokolsky, American physicist * Pierre Sprey, French-American aircraft designer * Pierre Taki, Japanese musician * Pierre Tendean revolution hero from Indonesia * Pierre Thomas (disambiguation), several people * Pierre Trudeau, former Canadian Prime Minister * Pierre Turgeon, Québécois NHL Hall of Famer * Pierre Vatin (born 1967), French politician * Pierre Warren, American football player * Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest who founded the Emmaus Movement * Monsieur Pierre, ballroom dancer

People with the surname

* Aaron Pierre (born 1993), footballer * DBC Pierre (penname), Mexican writer * Georges St-Pierre (born 1981), Canadian Mixed martial arts, MMA fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Welterweight (MMA), Welterweight champion * James Pierre (born 1996), American football player * Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre (1833-1905), French botanist * John Wallace Pierre, American engineer * Juan Pierre (born 1977), American baseball player * Percy A. Pierre (born 1939), American electrical engineer and mathematician * Perri Pierre (born 1988), Haitian-American actor and film producer * Raymond Pierre (born 1967), American track and field athlete * Robert Pierre (musician), Robert Pierre (born 1992), Christian recording artist * Roger Pierre (1923–2010), French actor


* Pierre Carl Ouellet, former ring name of Canadian wrestler Carl Ouellet (born 1967) * Pierre Poutine, an alias used in an attempt to hide certain parties involved in the 2011 Canadian federal election voter suppression scandal

Fictional characters

* Pierre, a List of Chrono Cross characters#Pierre, ''Chrono Cross'' playable character * Pierre, a character in ''JumpStart'' * Pierre, in the 2016 film ''A Wedding (2016 film), A Wedding'' * Pierre Bezukhov, a central character in the novel ''War and Peace'' by Leo Tolstoy * Pierre Escargot, a French teacher from the TV show ''All That,'' played by Kenan Thompson * Pierre Belmondo, a Wipeout (Psygnosis video game series), ''Wipeout'' character responsible for the birth of anti-gravity racing *Dominique Pierre, in the Netflix series ''Grand Army (TV series), Grand Army''

See also

* Pierre (disambiguation) * Lucky Pierre (disambiguation) * Saint-Pierre (disambiguation) * Jean-Pierre (given name) * Pierre-Simon


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