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

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Origin and Meaning of Petrou

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Alt. Meaning

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

Notable Persons Named Petrou

Petrou Socratis is an athlete for the A.O.Loutraki F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Petrou

Nicolas was born Nicolas Petrou on September 14th, 1967 in Nicosia.


Maria Petrou was a professor of image analysis, surrey university ;, chair of signal processing, imperial college london, university of surrey, surrey university(1998–2005);, and imperial college london(2006–2012). Maria was born on May 17th, 1953 in Thessaloniki. She passed away on October 15th, 2012.



Kostas was born on April 17th, 1959 in London.


Sokratis Petrou is a soccer player for the Aiolikos F.C., Skoda Xanthi F.C., Egaleo F.C., Niki Volos F.C., AEP Paphos F.C., Ayia Napa F.C., Agrotikos Asteras F.C., Agia Paraskevi F.C., P.A.O. Rouf, Vyzas F.C., Paniliakos F.C., and Greece national under-21 football team. Sokratis was born on May 8th, 1979 in Greece.


Evgenios Petrou is a sports team member for the AEL Limassol.


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Popularity of Petrou as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Petrou U.S.
  White 98.10% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Petrou

People with the last name Petrou are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Petrou

  • How Popular is the name Petrou? As a last name Petrou was the 55,619th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Petrou first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Petrou is Sunday, November 15th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Petrou? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Petrou. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Petrou: Your name in reverse order is Uortep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tpuero. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Petrou? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 369 people with the last name Petrou.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Petrou? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Petrou as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
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