The name is a Medieval French feminine form of Pierre. It was borne by a French Christian martyr of Angou who was decapitated during the French Revolution.
As of 2010, Perrine was the 260th most popular female name in France.
Other forms of the name include:
- Périne (French)
- Périnne (French: pey-HRIN)
- Pierrette (French)
- Pierina (Italian)