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What does Peta mean?

Peta Pronunciation of Peta [pe-ta] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Peta is "Jehovah increases; rock". Peta is an alternate form of Pepita (Spanish, Hebrew): version of Joseph via Pepe. Peta is also a variation of Petra (Greek): feminine transcription of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


10 related forms via Pepita, Petra: Pella, Pepa, Peppy, Pet, Petria, Petrina, Petrova, Pier, Piera and Pietra.

Creative forms:
(female) Paita, Pela, ..

(male) Petan, Peto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Peta Elsa (P.E.), ..

How popular is Peta?

Peta is an unusual first name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Peta (not in Top 2000) are Petra (#1356 from recent data) and Petrina. Other forms, like Pella, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Peta was more pronounced a century ago (adoption of 0.01%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.01%, 52.5% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Peta is pronounced similarly to Patti and Patty. Other recommended names are Aleta, Aneta, Areta, Asta, Beata, Berta, Beta, Betta, Cetta, Cleta, Delta, Detta, Dita, Esta, Geeta, Gerta, Gita, Greta, Herta, Ita, Iveta, Jetta, Lata, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Lita, Mata, Meta, Meyta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Nita, Oleta, Pat, Paza, Peg, Pegg, Pelia, Penna, Pera, Perah, Peri, Perita, Perl, Perla, Petula, Pima, Pola, Queta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Rheta, Rieta, Rita, Ruta, Teeta, Theta, Tyta, Uta, Veeta, Veta, Vita, Yuta, Zeeta, Zeta, Zetta, Zita and Zyta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Peta.

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