Petra (given name)

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Petra
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Greek
Other names
Related names Peter

Petra is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of Peter,[1] which is derived from the Greek word "petros" meaning "stone, rock".[2] It is also a common first name in Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Name day[edit]

June 29 is the name day of Peter and of Petra. October 2 is the name day of Petra in Hungary

Variants[edit]

  • Bulgarian: Петра (Petra), Петруна (Petruna), Петя (Petya), Пена (Pena), Пенка (Penka), Пейка (Peyka, female variant of Peyo), Петка (Petka, could also be derived from the Bulgarian word for Friday (Петък))
  • Czech: Petruš, Petruška, Péťa[3]
  • French: Perette, Pierrette, Pierrine
  • Frisian: Peekje, Pietje, Pierke, Pierkje, Piertje, Peterke, Petje, Petke, Pieterke
  • German: Peti, Petrina, Petrine, Pezi, Petzi, Pedi
  • Greek: Πετρούλα (Petroula)
  • Italian: Piera, Pierina
  • Macedonian: Петра (Petra), Петранка (Petranka)

Notable people with this given name[edit]

Notable people with this given name include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Petra
  2. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Peter
  3. ^ Knappová, Miloslava (2010). "Slovník českých a cizojazyčných jmen ženských". In Dana Pokorná. Jak se bude vaše dítě jmenovat?. technická redaktorka Markéta Kočová (5 ed.). Praha: Nakladatelství Academia. p. 469. ISBN 978-80-200-1888-5. 

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