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Petra

What does Petra mean?

Petra Pronunciation of Petra [pe-tra] as a girls' name is pronounced PEH-trah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Petra is "rock". Feminine variant of Peter. Pier is used as a girl's name due to the 1950s actress Pier Angeli. Peta is a Dutch form.

Associated with: greek, rock.

Variations

Petra has 25 variants: Pella, Pernilla, Pernille, Perrine, Pet, Peta, Peterina, Peternella, Petria, Petrina, Petrine, Petronela, Petronella, Petronelle, Petronia, Petronija, Petronilla, Petronille, Petrova, Petrovna, Pier, Piera, Pierette, Pierrette and Pietra.

Affiliated girl name: Perri.

Creative forms:
(female) Pertra, Pettra, ..

(male) Petrace, Petral, ..

Middle name pairings:
Petra Suri (P.S.), ..

How popular is Petra?

Petra is a very popular first name for women (#621 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Petra for girls. Petra reached its apex rank of #522 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1356 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Petra outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of the girl name Petra and associated names. Popular varying forms of Petra (#1356 via latest list) are Perri, Peter, Petrina and Petronella. These forms of Petra were at the peak of their popularity in the 1920s (usage of 0.01%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.01%, 53% less).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Astra, Bera, Ceara, Cedra, Ceira, Cera, Debra, Dedra, Deetra, Deitra, Deora, Devra, Dextra, Fedra, Hera, Jethra, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kera, Kerra, Ketura, Kitra, Legra, Leora, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mitra, Nedra, Neera, Nera, Pearl, Pearla, Pelia, Penna, Pepa, Pera, Perah, Peri, Perl, Perla, Perran, Perry, Petula, Phedra, Seara, Sebra, Sera, Teara, Tedra, Tera, Terra, Veera, Veira, Vera and Yeira. These names tend to be less commonly used than Petra.

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