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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pierre, capital of South Dakotanoun

    capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river


  1. Pierrenoun

    occasionally borrowed from French, cognate to Peter.

  2. Pierrenoun

    The capital of South Dakota.


  1. 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 translation of Aramaic כיפא (Kefa), the nickname Jesus gave to apostle Simon Bar-Jona, referred in English as Saint Peter. Pierre is also found as a surname.


  1. pierre

    Pierre is a French masculine given name, equivalent to the English "Peter", which means "rock" or "stone". It is also commonly used in French to refer to a stone. It is occasionally used as a surname as well. Common variations of the name Pierre include Pierrot, Pierrette, and Pier.


  1. Pierre

    Pierre is the capital of the U.S. state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. The population was 13,646 at the 2010 census, making it the second least populous state capital after Montpelier, Vermont. Founded in 1880 on the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the capital since South Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889, having been chosen for its location in the geographic center of the state. Fort Pierre itself was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., an American fur trader of French origin. Pierre is the principal city of the Pierre Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hughes and Stanley counties.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pierre is ranked #1026 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pierre surname appeared 33,913 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Pierre.

    86.7% or 29,416 total occurrences were Black.
    7% or 2,391 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 933 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 756 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 312 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 105 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pierre in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pierre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Pierre in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The Wall Pass passes the stone. He would pass the stone hearts. (Le Passe Muraille passe la pierre. Il passerait les coeurs de pierre)

  2. Yolande Korkie:

    To choose to forgive those that caused Pierre's death. What will it help to accuse? Will it bring Pierre back? We choose to let it go.

  3. Irving Layton:

    In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    In ocean of tears, the heart of stone sinks. (Dans l'océan de larmes, - Le coeur de pierre donc coule.)

  5. Yolande Korkie:

    Today we are here to choose, to choose to forgive those that caused Pierre's death. What will it help to accuse? Will it bring Pierre back? We choose to let it go.

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