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Pedro is a masculine given name. Pedro is the
Spanish Spanish might refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards are a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language, spoken in Spain and many Latin American countries **Spanish cuisine Other places * Spanish, Ontario, Cana ...
, Portuguese, and Galician name for '' Peter''. Its French equivalent is
Pierre Pierre is a masculine given name. It is a French form of the 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 translatio ...
while its English and Germanic form is Peter. The counterpart
patronymic A patronymic, or patronym, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather (avonymic), or an earlier male ancestor. Patronymics are still in use, including mandatory use, in many countries worldwide, alt ...
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of the name Pedro, meaning "son of Peter" (compare with the English surname Peterson) is Pérez in Spanish, and Peres in Galician and Portuguese, Pires also in Portuguese, and Peiris in coastal area of
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (, ; si, ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Śrī Laṅkā, translit-std=ISO (); ta, இலங்கை, Ilaṅkai, translit-std=ISO ()), formerly known as Ceylon and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an ...
(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 itself is a translation of the
Aramaic Aramaic ( syc, ܐܪܡܝܐ, Arāmāyā; oar, 𐤀𐤓𐤌𐤉𐤀; arc, 𐡀𐡓𐡌𐡉𐡀; tmr, אֲרָמִית) is a Northwest Semitic languages, Northwest Semitic languages, Semitic language that originated in the ancient Syria (regio ...
''Kephas'' or '' Cephas'' meaning "stone". An alternate archaic spelling is ''Pêro''. Pedro may refer to:


Notable people


Monarchs, mononymously

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Pedro I of Portugal Peter I (Portuguese: ''Pedro I'', ; 8 April 1320 – 18 January 1367), called the Just (''o Justiceiro'') or the Cruel (''o Cruel''), was King of Portugal from 1357 until his death. He was the third but only surviving son of Afonso IV of Portuga ...
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Pedro II of Portugal ''Dom (title), Dom'' Pedro II (Peter II; 26 April 1648 – 9 December 1706), nicknamed "the Pacific", was King of Portugal from 1683 until his death, previously serving as regent for his brother Afonso VI of Portugal, Afonso VI from 1668 until hi ...
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Pedro III of Portugal Dom Peter III ( pt, Pedro III, ; 5 July 1717 – 25 May 1786), nicknamed the Builder, was King of Portugal This is a list of Portuguese monarchs who ruled from the establishment of the Kingdom of Portugal, in 1139, to the deposition of the ...
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Pedro IV of Portugal Dom Pedro I (English: Peter I; 12 October 1798 – 24 September 1834), nicknamed "the Liberator", was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil The Empire of Brazil was a 19th-century state that broadly comprised the terr ...
, also Pedro I of Brazil *
Pedro V of Portugal , house = Braganza , house-type = House , father = Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry , mother = Queen Maria II of Portugal , birth_date = , birth_place = , death_date = , death_place = Necessidad ...
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Pedro II of Brazil Don (honorific), Dom PedroII (2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimity, Magnanimous" ( pt, O Magnânimo), was the List of monarchs of Brazil, second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. ...
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Pedro of Castile Peter ( es, Pedro; 30 August 133423 March 1369), called the Cruel () or the Just (), was King of Castile This is a list of kings and queens of the Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom and Crown of Castile. For their predecessors, see List of Casti ...
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Peter I of Aragon and Navarre Peter I ( es, Pedro, an, Pero, eu, Petri; 1068 - 1104) was King of Aragon and also King of Pamplona, Pamplona from 1094 until his death in 1104. Peter was the eldest son of Sancho Ramírez, from whom he inherited the crowns of Aragon and Pamplo ...
, also known as Pedro I *
Peter II of Aragon Peter II the Catholic (; ) (July 1178 – 12 September 1213) was the King of Aragon This is a list of the kings and queens of Aragon. The Kingdom of Aragon was created sometime between 950 and 1035 when the County of Aragon, which had ...
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Peter III of Aragon Peter III of Aragon ( November 1285) was List of Aragonese monarchs, King of Aragon, List of Valencian monarchs, King of Valencia (as ), and Count of Barcelona (as ) from 1276 to his death. At the invitation of some rebels, he conquered the King ...
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Peter IV of Aragon Peter IV, ; an, Pero, ; es, Pedro, . In Catalan, he may also be nicknamed ''el del punyalet'': "he of the little dagger". (Catalan language, Catalan: ''Pere IV''; 5 September 1319 – 6 January 1387), called the Ceremonious (Catalan: ''el ...
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Peter V of Aragon Peter of Coimbra (also known as Peter the Constable) ( pt, Pedro, pronounced ; c. 1429 – Granollers Granollers () is a city in central Catalonia Catalonia (; ca, Catalunya ; Aranese Occitan: ''Catalonha'' ; es, Cataluña ) is a ...
, also Pedro IV of Barcelona


In sports, mononymously

* Pedro (footballer, born 1978), Pedro Hernández Martínez, Spanish football player, right-back * Pedro (footballer, born 1984), Pedro Santa Cecilia García, Spanish football player, midfielder * Pedro (footballer, born 1986), Pedro Antonio Sánchez Moñino, Spanish footballer, forward * Pedro (footballer, born 1987), Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma, Spanish footballer, forward/winger * Pedro (footballer, born 1997), Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos, Brazilian football player, forward * Pedro (footballer, born 1999), Pedro Augusto Cabral Carvalho, Brazilian football player, forward * Pedro (footballer, born 2006), Pedro Henrique Silva dos Santos, Brazilian football player, forward


In sports

* Pedró, José Pedro Azevedo Ferreira, Portuguese football player * Pedro Acosta, 2021 Moto3 World Champion * Pedro Acosta, Venezuelan football player * Pedro Aroche, Mexican race walker * Pedro Casado (1937–2021), Spanish footballer * Pedro Chirivella, Spanish football player * Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer *
Pedro de la Rosa Pedro Martínez de la Rosa (; born 24 February 1971) is a Spanish former Formula One drivers from Spain, Formula One driver who has participated in 107 Grands Prix for the Arrows Grand Prix International, Arrows, Jaguar Racing, Jaguar, McLaren, ...
, Spanish racing driver * Pedro Diniz, Brazilian racing driver *
Pedro Gil Pedro Gil (November 13, 1889 – January 5, 1965) was a Filipino physician, journalist, and legislator. Gil served in different distinguished roles - as a labor leader, as a doctor of medicine, as a crusading newspaperman, as a social worker, and ...
, Spanish Roller hockey player * Pedro Gusmão, Brazilian football player * Pedro Iznaga, Cuban volleyball player * Pedro Jirón, Nicaraguan footballer *
Pedro Lamy José Pedro Mourão Lamy Viçoso, OIH, known as Pedro Lamy (; born 20 March 1972) is a Portuguese professional racing driver currently racing in endurance races teaming up with Mathias Lauda and gentleman driver Paul Dalla Lana. He was the ...
, 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 Pedro Antonio Morales (October 22, 1942 – February 12, 2019) was a Professional wrestling in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Professional wrestling, professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the United States with Worldwide Wres ...
, Puerto Rican professional wrestler * Pedro Pérez, Cuban triple jumper * Pedro Pineda, Mexican football player * Pedro Rodríguez (disambiguation), multiple people * Pedro Senatore Ramos, Ecuadorian football referee * Pedro da Silva (decathlete), Brazilian decathlete * Pedro Botelho (footballer, born 1989), Brazilian footballer * Pedro Zabála, Bolivian footballer


Politicians and leaders

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Pedro, Marshal of Navarre Pedro de Navarra ( eu, Petri Nafarroakoa; before 1471 - 24 November 1522) was a nobleman in Kingdom of Navarre, Navarre and its highest military authority as Court officials of the Kingdom of Navarre, Marshal of Navarre during the kingdom's last yea ...
, 15th- and 16th-century nobleman *
Pedro Aguirre Cerda Pedro Abelino Aguirre Cerda (; February 6, 1879 – November 25, 1941) was a Chilean political figure, educator, and lawyer who served as the 22nd president of Chile from 1938 until his death in 1941. A member of the Radical Party (Chile), Rad ...
, Chilean political figure * Pedro Atacho, Curaçaoan politician *
Pedro Eugenio Aramburu Pedro Eugenio Aramburu Silveti (May 21, 1903 – June 1, 1970) was an Argentine Army The Argentine Army ( es, Ejército Argentino, EA) is the Army, land force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military servic ...
, President of Argentina from 1955 to 1958 *
Pedro Lascuráin Pedro José Domingo de la Calzada Manuel María Lascuráin Paredes (8 May 1856 – 21 July 1952) (in Spanish) was a Mexican politician who served as the 38th President of Mexico The president of Mexico ( es, link=no, Presidente de México), ...
, President of Mexico * Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez, 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 * Pedro I. "Pete" Saenz, American politician * José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Spanish politician *
Pedro Sánchez Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón (; born 29 February 1972) is a Spanish politician who has been Prime Minister of Spain since June 2018. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having pr ...
,
Prime Minister of Spain The prime minister of Spain, officially president of the Government ( es, link=no, Presidente del Gobierno), is the head of government of Spain. The office was established in its current form by the Constitution of Spain, Constitution of 1978 a ...
since 2018 *
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard (; born 3 October 1938), also known simply as PPK (), is a Peruvian economist, politician and public administrator who served as President of Peru The president of Peru ( es, link=no, presidente del Perú), o ...
,
President of Peru The president of Peru ( es, link=no, presidente del Perú), officially called the president of the Republic of Peru ( es, link=no, presidente de la República del Perú), is the head of state and head of government of Peru , image_fla ...
from 2016 to 2018


Explorers

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Pedro Álvares Cabral Pedro Álvares Cabral ( or ; born Pedro Álvares de Gouveia; c. 1467 or 1468 – c. 1520) was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator A navigator is the person on board a ship or aircraft responsible for its navi ...
, Portuguese navigator and explorer *
Pedro Escobar Pedro 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 fo ...
, Portuguese explorer who discovered São Tomé and Príncipe * Pedro Teixeira, Portuguese explorer


Other

* Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish filmmaker *
Pedro de Ayala Don Pedro de Ayala also Pedro López Ayala (died 31 January 1513) was a 16th-century Spanish diplomat employed by Ferdinand II of Aragon Ferdinand II ( an, Ferrando; ca, Ferran; eu, Errando; it, Ferdinando; la, Ferdinandus; es, Fern ...
, Spanish diplomat *
Pedro Calungsod Pedro Calungsod ( es, Pedro Calúñgsod or archaically ; mid-1650s – April 2, 1672), also known as Peter Calungsod and Pedro Calonsor, was a Catholic The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Ch ...
, Filipino saint * Pedro de San José de Betancur, Spanish saint and missionary in
Guatemala Guatemala ( ; ), officially the Republic of Guatemala ( es, República de Guatemala, links=no), is a country in Central America. It is bordered to the north and west by Mexico Mexico (Spanish language, Spanish: México), officially th ...
. * 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 (journalist), American television reporter * Pedro Pablo Nakada Ludeña, Peruvian serial killer * Pedro X. Molina (born 1976), Nicaraguan caricaturist *
Pedro Nunes Pedro Nunes (; Latin: ''Petrus Nonius''; 1502 – 11 August 1578) was a Portugal, Portuguese mathematician, cosmographer, and professor, from a New Christian (of Jewish origin) family. Considered one of the greatest mathematicians of his ti ...
, Portuguese mathematician * Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary in Ethiopia * Pedro Pascal, Chilean-American actor *
Perucho Figueredo Pedro Felipe Figueredo, (born 18 February 1818 – 17 August 1870), mostly known as Perucho, was a Cuban poet, musician, and freedom fighter of the 19th century. In the 1860s, he was active in the planning of the Cuban uprising against the Sp ...
, Cuban poet * Pedro Reyes (comedian), Spanish comedian * Pedro Rosa da Conceição (died 1919), Brazilian mass murderer * Pedro Rodriguez (scientist), Puerto Rican scientist and inventor * Pedro Sousa, Portuguese comedian * Pedro López (serial killer), Colombian serial killer * Pedro Rodríguez (soldier), Puerto Rican Korean War hero *
Pedro Trebbau Pedro Trebbau (born Karl Peter Trebbau Millowitsch; 20 May 1929 – 16 January 2021) was a German-born Venezuelan zoologist. His career was characterized by the promotion and preservation of Venezuelan wildlife and nature. His research and colla ...
, German-born, Venezuelan zoologist * Pedro Yap, former Philippine Chief Justice * Pedro Zamora, cast member on ''The Real World'' *
Pêro Vaz de Caminha Pêro Vaz de Caminha (c. 1450 – 15 December 1500; , ; also spelled Pedro Vaz de Caminha) was a Portuguese knight that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral to India in 1500 as a secretary to the royal factory. Caminha wrote the detailed official ...
, Portuguese knight * Sylvestro "Pedro" Morales (), Mexican bandit


Fictional characters

* Pedro, from '' The Power of Five'' novel series by Anthony Horowitz * Pedro, a character from the ''
One Piece ''One Piece'' (stylized in all caps In typography, all caps (short for "all capitals") refers to text or a typeface, font in which all letters are capital letters, for example: "THIS TEXT IS IN ALL CAPS". All caps may be used for emp ...
'' manga series * Pedro, a character from the ''
Excel Saga is a manga Manga (Japanese language, Japanese: 漫画 ) are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan. Most manga conform to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century, and the form has a long prehistory in earlier Japa ...
'' manga series * Don Pedro, a character from ''
Much Ado About Nothing ''Much Ado About Nothing'' is a Shakespearean comedy, comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599.See textual notes to ''Much Ado About Nothing'' in ''The Norton Shakespeare'' (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 ) p ...
'', a comedy by William Shakespeare * Don Pedro, a character from the Philippine story '' Ibong Adarna'' * Pedro the Mail Burro, a mascot of the Boy Scouting magazine ''
Boys' Life ''Scout Life'' (formerly ''Boys' Life'') is the monthly magazine A magazine is a periodical literature, periodical publication, generally published on a regular schedule (often weekly or monthly), containing a variety of content (media), c ...
'' * Pedro Sanchez, character from the film ''
Napoleon Dynamite ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is a 2004 American comedy film A comedy film is a category of film A film also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, picture, photoplay or (slang) flick is a work of visual art that simulates ex ...
'' * Pedro, another name of Panama Joe, a character from ''Montezuma's Revenge'' (video game) * Pedro, in the '' Sam & Max Season Two'' video game series * Pedro, a mascot of '' South of the Border roadside attraction'' * Pedro, a Red-crested Cardinal from '' Rio'' * Pedro Penduko, a Filipino comic book character * Pedro Plane, protagonist in the ''
Saludos Amigos ''Saludos Amigos'' (Spanish language, Spanish for "Greetings, Friends") is a 1942 American Live-action animated film, live-action/animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures. It is the List of ...
'' segment ''Pedro'' * Pedro Pony, a character from the animated TV series
Peppa Pig ''Peppa Pig'' is a British preschool animated television series by Astley Baker Davies. The show follows Peppa, an anthropomorphic female piglet, and her family, as well as her peers portrayed as other animals. The show first aired on 31 May ...
* Both the name of the gardener and the game itself released in 1984 by Imagine Software


See also

* Pedro (disambiguation) * Pérez


References

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