What does Petra mean?
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.
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) 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)
Petra reached its apex rank of #522 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1356 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl 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).
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.