Name: Petra

Gender: Female

Usage: Petra, of Basque origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.

People having the name Petra are in general originating from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

For another variant of the name Petra across the world, see Per.


  • Stone
  • Small rock

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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 6.

Qualities: Romantic, Nurturing
Ruling planet: Venus
Colors: Blue
Gemstones: Emerald

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The name Petra is ranked on the 219th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.

We estimate that there are at least 2695400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.037% of the population. The name Petra has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.

The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Petra for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:

The name day of Petra is 29 June.

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Petra is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of Peter, which is derived from the Greek word "petros" meaning "stone, rock". It is also a common first name in Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Macedonia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

English: modern feminine form of Peter, representing a hypothetical Latin name Petra; petra is in fact the regular Late Latin word for ‘stone’ (Greek petra), of which petrus (see Peter) is a byform.

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