Meaning and Name Origin
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%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (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)