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petra

OTHER SCRIPTS:
greek (Πετρα) Bulgarian / Macedonian (Петра)
ORIGIN:
syriac  /  aramaic  /  greek 
NAME ROOT:
KEFA > KēPHâS > PéTRā > PéTROS > PETRUS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
KēPHâS (Κηφᾶς) PETR (פטר) PéTRā ‎(πέτρᾱ) PéTROS (Πέτρος)
MEANING:
This name derives from Latin "petra" (Petrus), from the Ancient Greek “pétrā ‎(πέτρᾱ) Pétros (Πέτρος)”, from the Aramaic word “kephas”, which in turn from the Syriac “kefa”, all words meaning “stone, rock” (figurative meaning: solid, strong and resolute). Saint Peter, according to ancient tradition was a prominent early Christian leader, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. He is venerated as a saint and considered by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodoxy to be the first bishop of Rome and first Pope. Roman Catholics consider him to have been the first Pope and all subsequent popes to have been his successors, and therefore sometimes refer to the Pope or the Papacy itself as Peter.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (BISHOPS) / RELIGION (POPES) / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • bulgarianbulgarian
  • croatiancroatian
  • czechczech
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greekgreek
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • hungarian (magyar)hungarian (magyar)
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • slovakslovak
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
bulgarian
Petrana
danish
Pirette, Petrea, Petræa, Petroline
finnish
Petry
german
petrissa
greenlandic
Pîtalât, Piitalaat
icelandic
Petrea
norwegian
Petrea, Petry, Petty, Petrikke, Pedrikke, Petterke
slovene
Petrija
swedish
pierrette, Pierette, Petrea, Petty, Petrikke, Pedrika, Petroline, Petrolina
MASCULINE
bulgarian
Petăr, Petŭr
croatian
petar
czech
petr
danish
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, pitter, petur, Peiter
dutch
peter, petrus, pieter, Pier, Pyter
english
peter, pierce, piers, peers, pearce, Cephas
faroese
peter, petrus, pætur, petur
finnish
peter, petro, petrus, pierre, petri, petteri, pietari, petru, Pether, Pietar, Piett, Pietto, Pietu
german
peter, petrus
greek
Pétro, Pétros
greenlandic
peter, petrus, Pîta, Piita, Piitaq, Pîtak
hungarian - magyar
pÉter
icelandic
peter, pétur, pjetur
norwegian
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, petur
slovak
peter
slovene
peter, petar
swedish
peter, petro, petrus, peder, pierre, petar, petri, petter, pitter, petur, Pier, Pether, Piere, Pierr, Piär, Pjer, Pjerr, Pjerre, Pjär
PET & SHORT FORM
bulgarian
petya, penka, Petruna, Pena
croatian
Pera
czech
Péťa, Petruš, Petruška, Peťula, Petík, Peťka, Peťuš
danish
petrina, piet, petrine
dutch
piet, Pita
english
petrina, pepper, pepp
faroese
petrina
finnish
petrina, piet, Petriina
german
petrina, piet, peti, petrine, pezi, petzi, pedi
greek
Petroúla
greenlandic
petrine, Bíte, Bitti
icelandic
Petrína, Pétrína
norwegian
petrina, piet, petrine, Petrin
slovene
petrina, Pera, Perina, Perka, Petja, Petruša, Pjerina
swedish
petrina, piet, petrine, Bitti

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
french
perrine, pierrette
italian
pietra, piera
spanish
pedra

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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Petra Kelly (1947–1992), German politician
Petra Kronberger (born 1969), Austrian alpine skier
Petra Kusch-Lück (born 1948), German host and singer
Petra Kvitová (born 1990), Czech tennis player
Petra Langrová (born 1970), retired Czech tennis player
Petra Mandula (born 1978), Hungarian tennis player
Petra Markham (born 1947), British actress
Petra Marklund (born 1984), Swedish singer
Petra Martić (born 1991), Croatian tennis player
Petra Mede (born 1970), Swedish singer and host
Petra Němcová (born 1979), Czech mannequin and photo model
Petra Pau (born 1963), German politician
Petra Pfaff (born 1960), German track and field hurdler
Petra Rampre (born 1980), Slovenian tennis player
Petra Rossner (born 1966), German cyclist
Petra Schmidt-Schaller (born 1980), German actress
Petra Schneider (born 1963), German swimmer
Petra Schürmann (born 1933), German television host and actress
Petra Vaideanu (born 1965), Romanian heptathlete
Petra van Staveren (born 1966), Dutch swimmer
Petra Verkaik (born 1966), American model
Petra Wimbersky (born 1982), German football player
Petra Yared (born 1979), Australian actress