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What does Petr mean?

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

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petr has 2 variants: Piotr and Pyotr.

15 more relations via Peter: Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter and Pietro.

Creative forms:
(male) Pepar, Pery, ..

(female) Peda, Petri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Petr Pharaoh (P.P.), ..

How popular is Petr?

Petr is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#58257 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Petr (not in Top 2000) are Pedro (#367 in 2015), Per, Pete, Peter (#206), Pierre (#1124) and Pietro. Other forms, like Petrov, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Petr was at its most widespread 65 years ago (usage of 0.57%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.16%, 73%), with forms like Pete becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Parr, Pat, Pats, Peak, Peal, Pears, Peel, Peer, Pell, Pen, Penn, Pepe, Perl, Perry and Pitt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petr.

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