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What does Petra mean?

Petra \p(e)-tra, pet-ra\ 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.


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.

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


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 popularity of Petra for girls. Petra reached its apex rank of #362 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Petra name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Pera and Phedra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Petra.