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What does Petrine mean?

Petrine Pronunciation of Petrine [petrine] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Petrine means "rock". Petrine is an alternate spelling of Petra (Greek): feminine transcription of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


8 related forms via Petra: Perrine, Peterina, Petria, Petrina, Petronela, Petronia, Petrova and Petrovna.

Creative forms:
(female) Petrima, Prine, ..

(male) Petrice, Petrico, ..

Middle name pairings:
Petrine Elysia (P.E.), ..

How popular is Petrine?

Petrine is an unusual given name for women. Petrine is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Petrine (outside Top 2000) are Petra (#1356 last year) and Petrina. Adoption of these forms of Petrine was widespread a century ago (usage of 0.01%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.01%, down 52%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andrine, Azurine, Bethune, Bettine, Carine, Catarine, Caterine, Catrine, Cendrine, Cesarine, Chorine, Corine, Corrine, Delaine, Delfine, Deline, Derine, Derrine, Destine, Felmine, Ferne, Florine, Georgine, Helaine, Irine, Ivorine, Jeraine, Kaitrine, Karrine, Katline, Katrine, Kerrine, Ketrina, Korine, Leoine, Leonine, Leraine, Letrice, Lexine, Marine, Melvine, Morine, Narine, Nerine, Nurine, Pathina, Patrice, Patrina, Patryce, Pauline, Pearline, Peggie, Penina, Peppie, Perle, Perline, Perrianne, Perrie, Perrin, Polline (see Paulina), Regine, Reine, Rexine, Ruthine (see Ruth), Sarine, Shirine, Stine, Terrene, Trine, Verene, Verine, Verline, Verne, Zeline and Zorine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petrine.

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