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Gender: Female Meaning of Peta: "golden eagle, or rock, stone" Origin of Peta: Native American, Blackfoot,or Greek, "golden eagle, or rock, stone"

The name Peta is a girl's name of Spanish, Greek, Native American origin meaning "golden eagle, or rock, stone". Peta and is often added to lists like American Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".

From the experts:

Too tightly tied to the acronym for the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Famous People Named Peta

Peta Jane Murgatroyd, New Zealand dancer on TV's "Dancing With the Stars"
Peta Gia Wilson, Australian actress
Peta Doodson, Australian actress
Peta Brady, Australian actress
Peta-Louise Mary Credlin, Australian politician
Peta Edebone, Australian softball player
Peta Rutter, Australian actress
(Nicole) Peta Sergeant, Australian actress
Peta Louise Todd, English model
Peita Margaret "Peta" Toppano, English-Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Peta

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Peyta, Petta

Peta's International Variations

Petrine, Petrina, Petrea, Petah, Petra (Danish) Perette, Peita (French)


Mhill46 Says:


Because PETA is a disgusting, terroristic organization.

iipostmvh Says:


What? Why?

Czar Felix Says:


You may as well call your kid "Manson family" or "Taliban".

In Progress Says:


Rather than just PETA, it also reminds me of pita bread.

India Says:


This is my mothers name. She was named after her father.