Greek, feminine variation of Peter
"rock, stone"

Petra Origin and Meaning

The name Petra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "rock, stone".
An exotic Greek name with something of a Slavic feel, Petra is a relatively recent feminization of Peter, though it relates back to an incredible ancient city in Jordan that was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century.

Currently the second most popular name in Croatia and in the Top 20 in Hungary, Petra actually did rank in the U.S. Top 1000 every year from 1880 to 1951, reaching a high of Number 493 in 1929.

There have been Petras in two European film classics: Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

The most prominent Petra in recent years is gorgeous supermodel Petra Nemcova--who is now an international disaster relief activist.

Petra Popularity


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Famous People Named Petra

  • Petra BagustNew Zealand TV presenter
  • Petra CetkovskáCzech tennis player
  • Petra CollinsCanadian photographer and artist
  • Petra EcclestoneBritish,Croatian heiress and socialite
  • Petra HadenAmerican violinist and singer
  • Petra KvitovaCzech tennis player
  • Petra Martić‡Croatian tennis player
  • Petra Linnea Paula Marklund aka SeptemberSwedish singer
  • Petra Maria MedeSwedish comedienne, dancer and TV host
  • Petra NemcovaCzech model
  • Petra SchmidtSchaller, German actress
  • Petra Hildegard Elisabeth SchürmannGerman actress, model; Miss World 1956
  • Petra Charlotte VerkaikAmerican model
  • Petra YaredAustralian actress
  • Petra LindgrenSwedish rhythmic gymnast

Petra in Pop Culture

  • Petramaid and confidante in Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music"
  • Petra Arkaniancharacter in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series.
  • Petra Hoffmanminor character on Australian TV show "Dance Academy"
  • Petra Taylorcharacter on British soap "Brookside"
  • Petra Ralfictional character in the Japanese anime and manga series "Attack On Titan"
  • Petra Larsencharacter on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
  • Petra Sutherlandcharacter in "Incendiary" by Chris Cleave
  • Petra Kronosmain character in the Kronos Chronicles series
  • Petra Solanocharacter on The CW's "Jane The Virgin"
  • Petracharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"