What does Peta mean?
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.
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.