Name: Peregrine

Origin and Meaning of the Name Peregrine

  • Meaning:
    Foreigner, stranger
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    (PER eh grin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Peregrine

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    English speaking countries
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    The Peregrine Falcon (known simply as the Peregrine,and historically as the "Duck Hawk" in North America) is a cosmopolitan bird of prey. It is the fastest animal on the planet, able to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour.

    The name was popular amongst the early settlers of the Americas. Peregrine White was the first child born to the Pilgrims in the New World, born on the Mayflower.

    Several Roman Catholic Saints were named Peregrine: Peregrinus, Bishop of Terni, the martyr Peregrine who died 182 AD) and Saint Peregrine of Auxerre (died in 304 AD).

    Peregrin Took a hobbit better known as Pippin, or Pip, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's universe of Middle-earth and pivotal character in the Lord of the Rings saga.

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