Petra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Petra | Girls
Origin of the name Petra:
Feminine form of Peter, from the Late Latin Petrus, which is derived from petros (a stone) or petra (a rock).
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Petra is the name of a 100 b.c. city in Jordan carved into a red sandstone mountain.
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Our daughter (b. 2009) is named Petra. Surprisingly many older people we have met in the US have never heard of Petra as a first name.
We also named our daughter Petra (b. 2009). While we're American, we discovered that it's not uncommon in Germany and parts of Eastern Europe. We have several German friends who were surprised we named her that; they consider it to be a uniquely Germanic name.
My best friends name is Petra.It's a rear name ,but she wears it with pride.
- Nicknames for Petra: | Edit
Peti, Pet ,Petri ,Pepi, Pepe
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Petra is a feminine form of the male name Peter, meaning "rock". Others include Petronella, Petula, and Peta.
- Famous real-life people named Petra: | Edit
Petra Němcová, Czech fashion model
Petra Haden, American singer & violinist
Petra Kelly, German politician and human rights activist
Petra Kvitova, Czech tennis player.
- Petra in song, story & screen: | Edit
Petra Gregory, 7-year-old character in the book "The Weight of Silence", the best friend of Calli Clark, raped by her father's student.
Petra Arkanian - member of Ender's "jeesh" in Orson Scott Card's Ender Sequence
Petra Greene, a character in Rachel Maude's "Posuer" series
A character from Chasing Vermeer
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Global Popularity of the Name Petra
- #8 in Hungary
- #32 in Czech Republic
- #80 in Slovenia
- #262 in Norway