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Meaning and name origin

Petra \p(e)-tra, pet-ra\ as a girl's 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.

Petra has 25 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also the related girl name Perri.

Suggested similar baby names are Pera and Phedra.


Petra is a very popular first name for females (#621 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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