Petra

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
270
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Petra

"Petra" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Rock". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

A feminine form of Peter, identical with Late Latin petra "stone"; came into regular use in the nineteenth century.

  1. A female given name.

From Ancient Greek πέτρα (pétra, “rock”).

  1. An ancient city in Jordan, now an archeological site.

    Petra was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, Latin, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Petra

    Petra Stunt is an heiress, model, fashion designer, and socialite. Petra was given the name Petra Ecclestone by her parents Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone in 1988 in Westminster, London, England. Petra is also known as Ecclestone and Petra.

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    Petra was born on March 8th, 1990 in Bílovec.

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    Petra Haden is a musician. She plays Violin. Petra was born on October 11th, 1971 in New York City.

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    Petra Němcová is a model. Petra was born Petra Němcová on June 24th, 1979 in Karviná, Czechoslovakia.

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    Petra Mede is a presenter, comedian, and television presenter. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Petra was given the name Petra Maria Mede on March 7th, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    Petra Collins is a in the fields of fashion photography, portrait photography, and fashion design. Petra was born on December 21st, 1992 in Toronto.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Petra

    Petra is a comics character.

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    Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra is royalty. He holds the title Duli Yang Maha Mulia. He was most active from 1979 to 2010. Sultan was born as the child of Yahya Petra of Kelantan and Tengku Zainab on November 11th, 1949 in Kota Bharu.

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    Yahya Petra was royalty. He holds the title Sultan of Kelantan. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1979. Yahya was born as the child of Ibrahim IV of Kelantan on December 10th, 1917 in Kota Bharu. He left this life on March 29th, 1979.

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    Yvon Petra was a tennis player. Yvon was born on March 8th, 1916 in Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City. He died on September 12th, 1984.

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    Vasile Petra is an athlete for the CS Unirea Tărlungeni.

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    How popular is the baby name Petra in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1881 10 10 0
    1882 9 9 0
    1883 9 9 0
    1884 9 9 0
    1885 15 15 0
    1886 19 19 0
    1887 17 17 0
    1888 24 24 0
    1889 24 24 0
    1890 18 18 0
    1891 18 18 0
    1892 24 24 0
    1893 23 23 0
    1894 42 42 0
    1895 27 27 0
    1896 33 33 0
    1897 24 24 0
    1898 26 26 0
    1899 22 22 0
    1900 40 40 0
    1901 37 37 0
    1902 37 37 0
    1903 26 26 0
    1904 43 43 0
    1905 43 43 0
    1906 40 40 0
    1907 51 51 0
    1908 40 40 0
    1909 50 50 0
    1910 65 65 0
    1911 62 62 0
    1912 63 63 0
    1913 85 85 0
    1914 111 111 0
    1915 120 120 0
    1916 99 99 0
    1917 123 123 0
    1918 139 134 5
    1919 145 145 0
    1920 158 152 6
    1921 166 166 0
    1922 189 189 0
    1923 168 168 0
    1924 192 187 5
    1925 189 189 0
    1926 174 174 0
    1927 205 197 8
    1928 189 182 7
    1929 192 187 5
    1930 181 176 5
    1931 173 168 5
    1932 141 141 0
    1933 120 120 0
    1934 139 139 0
    1935 106 106 0
    1936 115 115 0
    1937 127 121 6
    1938 117 117 0
    1939 106 106 0
    1940 108 108 0
    1941 81 81 0
    1942 97 97 0
    1943 103 103 0
    1944 103 103 0
    1945 93 93 0
    1946 116 116 0
    1947 115 115 0
    1948 136 131 5
    1949 113 113 0
    1950 130 130 0
    1951 98 98 0
    1952 88 88 0
    1953 115 115 0
    1954 103 103 0
    1955 100 100 0
    1956 118 118 0
    1957 109 109 0
    1958 92 92 0
    1959 106 106 0
    1960 136 136 0
    1961 101 101 0
    1962 116 116 0
    1963 112 112 0
    1964 137 137 0
    1965 154 154 0
    1966 130 130 0
    1967 124 124 0
    1968 134 134 0
    1969 113 113 0
    1970 130 130 0
    1971 130 130 0
    1972 117 117 0
    1973 127 122 5
    1974 120 120 0
    1975 101 101 0
    1976 123 123 0
    1977 101 101 0
    1978 120 120 0
    1979 101 101 0
    1980 116 116 0
    1981 85 85 0
    1982 67 67 0
    1983 96 96 0
    1984 89 89 0
    1985 89 89 0
    1986 75 75 0
    1987 111 111 0
    1988 79 79 0
    1989 73 73 0
    1990 76 76 0
    1991 83 78 5
    1992 87 87 0
    1993 90 90 0
    1994 94 94 0
    1995 80 80 0
    1996 84 84 0
    1997 84 84 0
    1998 78 78 0
    1999 70 70 0
    2000 91 91 0
    2001 91 91 0
    2002 80 80 0
    2003 80 80 0
    2004 89 89 0
    2005 122 122 0
    2006 101 101 0
    2007 124 124 0
    2008 133 133 0
    2009 135 135 0
    2010 99 99 0
    2011 118 118 0
    2012 122 122 0
    2013 134 134 0
    2014 145 145 0
    2015 176 176 0
    2016 158 158 0
    2017 165 165 0

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    Popularity of Petra as a first name

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    Popularity of Petra as a last name

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    Common last names for Petra

    • Rodriguez
    • Garcia
    • Martinez
    • Hernandez
    • Gonzalez
    • Rivera
    • Lopez
    • Sanchez
    • Perez
    • Ramirez
    • Torres
    • Flores
    • Garza
    • Gonzales
    • Ramos
    • Cruz
    • Gomez
    • Reyes

    Common first names for Petra

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Petra U.S.
      White 81.85% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.70% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 10.74% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Petra

    People with the last name Petra are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Petra

    • What name lists does Petra rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Petra? Petra is the 2,131st most popular name of all time. As a last name Petra was the 72,105th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Petra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,379 babies born with the first name Petra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Petra to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Petra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Petra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Petra is Monday, June 29th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Petra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Petra was in 1927 with a total of 197 babies.
    • Random Petra Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Petra ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 9 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1917.
    • Weird things about the name Petra: Your name in reverse order is Artep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rapet. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Petra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 270 people with the last name Petra.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Petra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Petra as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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