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What does Pekka mean?

Pekka Pronunciation of Pekka [pekka] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and Pekka means "rock". Pekka is an alternate spelling of Peter (Greek): form of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


7 different relations via Peter: Peder, Pedro, Per, Petar, Pete, Petr and Petre.

Creative forms:
(male) Pekke, Pika, ..

(female) Pekla, Peksha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pekka Kysen (P.K.), ..

How popular is Pekka?

Pekka is a rare given name for males. Pekka is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Pekka (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Pedro (#367 in recent rankings), Per, Pete and Peter (#206). Usage of these forms of Pekka was more pronounced among parents in the 1950s (average #660) and is now much lower (#1143, down 74%), with forms like Pete becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Per, Peter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Parke, Parks, Pasha, Peak, Peal, Peale, Peall, Pears, Peel, Peele, Peer, Pekelo, Peleh, Pelham, Pelike (see Felix), Pell, Pellam, Pen, Penlea (see Penley), Penly, Penn, Pepe, Peppi, Perce, Percy, Perez, Perkin, Perkyn, Perl, Perry, Pike, Pink, Pyke and Shaka. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pekka.

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