Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Peregrine

Peregrine is a rare English masculine name from the Latin Peregrinus meaning “one from abroad” as in a traveler, foreigner or pilgrim. The name was borne by a couple early saints, most notably San Pellegrino (as he’s known in his native Italian). Peregrine Laziosi was a 13th century Italian saint and official patron to AIDS, cancer and other seriously ill patients (due to his trust in God).

All About the Baby Name – Peregrine

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME PEREGRINE

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME PEREGRINE

Peregrine is a seriously important name in American history; and one which most people don’t know about. It was the name of the first born “American” white boy (Virginia Dare was the first born European on American soil). Apropos, Peregrine’s surname was “White” (we seriously couldn’t even make this stuff up if we tried). So the White family, William and Susanna, already had one son named Resolved. Susanna was preggers during the Mayflower voyage to Cape Cod, Massachusetts but didn’t give birth until they reached their destination (i.e., the New World). Although she actually gave birth to Peregrine on the Mayflower ship, it was anchored at port. In any case, what a perfect name. Peregrine essentially means “pilgrim”. Believe it or not, six baby boys were named Peregrine in 2012 making him the 11,804th most popular name in America. In 1620, however, Peregrine was a Top 100 favorite.

Quick Facts

ON PEREGRINE

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

PER-e-grin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Pilgrim

Characteristics

OF PEREGRINE

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Peregrine

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME PEREGRINE

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Popular Songs

ON PEREGRINE

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Famous People

NAMED PEREGRINE

Peregrine White (first European baby boy to be born in the New World)

Children of Famous People

NAMED PEREGRINE

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME PEREGRINE

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