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What does Pekka mean?

Pekka /pek-ka/ as a name for boys. Pekka's root is Greek, and Pekka means "rock". Pekka is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -kka, of Peter (Greek): form of Petros.

Associated with: greek, rock.


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

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

(female) Pekla, Peksha, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent varying forms of Pekka (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Pedro (#354 in recent rankings), Per, Pete and Peter (#204). Usage of these forms of Pekka was more pronounced among parents in the 1950s (average #660) and is now much lower (#1139, down 74%), with forms like Pete becoming less trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Pekka and related names. (2014 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.