Peregrine can refer to several things. Its primary use is the name of bird of prey, the Peregrine Falcon. "Peregrine" (from the Latin peregrinus) is a given (first or Christian) name which means "wanderer". Uses of "Peregrine" and its forms include:

Natural world

* Peregrine Falcon, a type of bird of prey


With "Peregrine", "Peregrin", "Peregrino" or "Peregrinus" as first name:
* Peregrine (martyr) (died 182 AD), Roman Catholic saint, Martyr in Rome
* Peregrine of Auxerre (died c. 304 AD), Roman Catholic saint, first bishop of Auxerre
* Peregrino I (514) and Peregrino II (649), Archbishops of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Messina
* Peregrinus or Cetteus, Roman Catholic saint, a bishop of Amiternum (d. 597)
* Peregrino Anselmo (1902 – 1975), Uruguayan football player
* Peregrine Armstrong-Jones (born 1960), international party and events organiser
* Peregrine Bland (c. 1596 – 1647), member of the Virginia House of Burgesses
* Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire (born 1944)
* Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1555 – 1601)
* Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (1686 – 1742)
* Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (1714 – 1778)
* Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (1899 – 1978)
* Peregrine Eliot, 10th Earl of St Germans (born 1941)
* Peregrine Alexander Nelson Hood (born 1974), British aristocrat
* Peregrine Laziosi (1265 – 1345), Roman Catholic saint
* Peregrine Maitland (1777 – 1854), British soldier and colonial administrator
* Peregrine Maitland Grover (1818 – 1885), member of Canadian House of Commons
* Peregrin Obdržálek (1825 – 1891), Czech Catholic priest
* Peregrine O'Duignan (fl. 1627 – 1636), Irish clergyman and historian
* Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds (1659 – 1729)
* Peregrine Osborne, 3rd Duke of Leeds (1691 – 1731)
* Peregrine Pelham (died 1950), English Member of Parliament
* Peregrinus Proteus (100 – 165 AD), Cynic suicidal philosopher
* Peregrine White (1620 – 1704), first English child to be born in the New World
* Peregrine Willoughby-Brown (born 1985), heir to the Barony Willoughby de Eresby
* Peregrine Worsthorne (born 1923), English journalist

As middle name:
* Charles Peregrine Courtenay, Lord Courtenay (born 1975)
* Steve Peregrin Took (1949 – 1980), English musician
* Guy Richard Peregrine Whatley (born 1975), American organist and harpsichordist
* Sebastian Peregrin Zwyer (1597 – 1661), Swiss military commander and politician

As surname:
* Petrus Peregrinus = Peter of Maricourt, 13th-century French writer on magnetism and astrolabes.


* Peregrin Took, a hobbit from "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien
* Peregrine (Wild Cards), a superhero from the "Wild Cards" book series
* Peregrine (comics), a superhero from Marvel Comics
* "Peregrine Pickle", protagonist of "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" novel by Tobias Smollett
* "The Peregrin", a science fiction short story by Poul Anderson from The Psychotechnic League series
* "Peregrines", a short story by Suzy McKee Charnas
* James Peregrine Lester, a character in ITV science fiction TV series "Primeval"
* King Peregrin, a character in the "MediEvil" series of video games
* Sir Walter Peregrine, a character from "The Example" stage comedy by James Shirley
* Peregrine Family, characters from "The Taming" and "The Conquest" novels by Jude Deveraux
* Peregrine Hazard, a flighty character from Angela Carter's book Wise Children
* "The Peregrine", a 1967 work of nature writing by J.A. (John Alec) Baker
* "Peregrine's Tale" (AKA "The Turtle Boy: Peregrine's Tale"), a sequel/prequel to Kealan Patrick Burke's award winning "Turtle Boy" series


* Peregrine (band), an Australian rock/pop band
* "Peregrine", a song by Donovan Leitch on his 1968 album "The Hurdy Gurdy Man"
* "Peregrine" (album), a 2006 album by The Appleseed Cast
* "Hoods on Peregrine", a song by the band Thrice on the 2003 album "The Artist in the Ambulance"


* Rolls-Royce Peregrine, a liquid-cooled aircraft piston engine designed by Rolls Royce
* USS Peregrine (AM-373), a U.S. Navy minesweeper


* Peregrine Holdings Limited, a financial services company of South Africa
* Peregrine Investments Holdings, a former investments company based in Hong Kong
* Peregrine Systems, an American software company (acquired by Hewlett Packard)
* Peregrine Adventures, an Adventure Tour company (acquired by Hewlett Packard)


* Peregrinus (Roman), a inhabitant of the Roman empire who is not a citizen
* Operation PEREGRINE, a domestic Canadian military operation in 2003
* Operation Peregrine II, U.S. operation during 2007 Iraq war
* St Peregrines, a Gaelic football club in Dublin
* El Peregrino, settlement in General Pinto Partido department of Argentine
* "Peregrine" is an astrology term for a planet with no essential dignity

ee also

*Pellegrino (Italian variant)

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