Petra

Petra - A very unique female name



  Feb 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Petra, meaning rock, stone, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #431. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Petra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Petra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Petra. The baby girl name Petra was given to 51 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1994 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 27,711 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Petra peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 427.



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Petra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Petra is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #780 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,086.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Petra is where you live.


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Petra origin and meaning

Petra is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rock, stone. To see famous people named Petra, pop culture references for the name Petra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Petra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Petra, sorted by popularity.

Peter / Phaedra / Pedro / Patria / Patra /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121994
20111807
20102152
20091754
20081631
20071834
20062072
20051917
20041994
20032089
20022360
20011785
20001826
19992269
19982051
19971790
19961715
19951917
19941733
19931840
19921663
19911627
19901831
19891682
19881714
19871276
19861679
19851351
19841373
19831211
19821600
19811376
19801144
19791355
19781112
19771182
19761068
19751113
19741077
1973994
1972974
1971966
1970928
1969983
1968906
1967873
1966849
1965818
1964938
1963924
1962959
19611029
1960898
1959977
19581006
1957943
1956842
1955890
1954897
1953816
1952885
1951824
1950689
1949716
1948663
1947697
1946699
1945663
1944646
1943677
1942670
1941689
1940613
1939574
1938588
1937541
1936549
1935558
1934494
1933537
1932513
1931472
1930486
1929463
1928477
1927473
1926494
1925478
1924487
1923500
1922462
1921504
1920520
1919514
1918551
1917565
1916601
1915515
1914460
1913471
1912494
1911427
1910431

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota780
Washington828
Wisconsin900
New York1699
California1810
Texas2086

Even more about Petra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Petra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Petra?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Petra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 27,711
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +51

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