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What does Pet mean?

Pet Pronunciation of Pet [pet] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and Pet means "rock". Pet is a variant form of Petra (Greek): feminine transcription of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


6 alternative forms via Petra: Pella, Peta, Petria, Pier, Piera and Pietra.

Creative forms:
(female) Pe, Petta, ..

(male) Pettha, Petto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pet Tanya (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pet?

Pet is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Petra (#1356 via latest list) is the only popular variation form of Pet (unlisted). Adoption of this relation of Pet was at its most widespread 115 years ago (#537) and has become significantly diminished since. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Petra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pet and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pet is pronounced similarly to Pat and Patte. Other recommended names are Bet, Peg and Pen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pet.

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