Pedro (given name)


Pedro (given name)

Pedro is the Spanish and Portuguese version of the name "Peter", derived from the word "Petros" (Greek for rock, from "πέτρα" or "Petra", a translation of the Aramaic "Kephas" or "Cephas"), through the Latin "Petrus". Sometimes the archaic form "Pero" or "Pêro" may occur.Pedro may refer to a number of different persons:

People

Pedro

*Pedro Acosta, Venezuelan football (soccer) player
*Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Chilean political figure
*Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish filmmaker
*Pedro Álvares Cabral, Portuguese navigator and explorer
*Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
*Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish racing driver
*Pedro Dimas, Mexican musician
*Pedro Diniz, Brazilian racing driver
*Pedro Escobar, Portuguese explorer who discovered São Tomé and Príncipe
*Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, de facto president of Argentina from 1955 to 1958
*Pedro Gomez (dance instructor), a Cuban Salsa dance instructor
*Pedro Gomez (sports reporter), an American television reporter
*Pedro Lascuráin, President of Mexico
*Pedro Lima, Angolan swimmer
*Pedro López, a serial killer in South America
*Pedro Martínez, New York Mets pitcher
*Pedro Miguel Pauleta, Portuguese football player
*Pedro Morales, Professional Wrestler
*Pedro Nel Ospina, Colombian general and political figure
*Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician
*Pedro Pablo Ramírez, President of Argentina from 1943 to 1944
*Pedro Páez, Jesuit missionary in Ethiopia
*Pedro Pérez, Cuban triple jumper
*Pedro Rodriguez (NASA), Puerto Rican scientist and inventor
*Pedro Rodriguez (racing driver), Mexican Grand Prix Motor Racer
*Pedro Rodriguez (soldier), Puerto Rican Korean War hero
*Pedro Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2001
*Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer in Figueirense and is set to join Arsenal

Pêro

*Pedro Teixeira, a Portuguese explorer
*Pêro Dias, Portuguese explorer of the African coast
*Pêro Vaz de Caminha, Portuguese explorer that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil

Fictional characters

*Pedro Sanchez, a character from the film Napoleon Dynamite

ee also

*Pedro, people whose full name is "Pedro"
*Pedrinho


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