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Can be pronounced "PEE-tah" or "PEH-tah".
-- Miss Natla  3/5/2005
The writing is not quite correct if it's supposed to be the feminine form of "Peter", which would be "Petra" (with the "r"). [Petra is a different name -ed]
-- Paganqueen  7/16/2005
If it was Petra as the feminine of Peter then it wouldn't be quite correct because it would be the feminine form of Petre, and as for Paganqueen look at Petra does it say feminine form of Peter.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Famous bearer is Peta Wilson, an Australian actress.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
I can't help but think of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals when I hear this name. That or bread.
-- khaotickharma  8/26/2006
This name reminds me of the anti-animal cruelty organization PETA, especially when it's capitalized on this site, haha. I wouldn't use this name, since most people would also associate it with PETA, whom I personally am not a big fan of. I'm pretty sure if PETA didn't exist (or just went by a different name/abbreviation), my view on this name may be different.
-- Keeping Tempos  6/25/2007
The indie/folk singer Ani DiFranco had a daughter in 2007. She named her Petah, which is similar to Peta.
-- Coffeebean  1/19/2008
As someone who finds the ads of PETA distasteful and misogynous, I wouldn't use this name. Besides, if the name is pronounced as ''PEE-ta'' instead of ''PE-ta'', it sounds like certain people's pronunciation of Peter.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
There were a few South African girls called Peta, or Peta-Ann, who were born in the 1940s; since then it seems to have disappeared.
-- Anneza  7/9/2008
This is a stupid name. It sounds like "pita" as in the type of bread, and it's also the name of that horrible "animal rights" organization.
-- bananarama  8/13/2008
What a strange name. Immediately I thought of the Disney film "Peter Pan" (1953) -- when Wendy says Peter, it always comes out as "PEE-tah", as in "But, Peeeeetaaah, how do we get to Neverland?"
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
I have a lot of problems with this name. First there PETA (as in People for the Ethical treatment of Animals, the extremists). Then there's the fact that it sounds like a 3 year old saying 'Peter'. And it also reminds me of pita bread. ):
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2009
This is my middle name (only it's spelt Petah). I've always had a love hate relationship with it. I like it because it's rather unique, but I did used to get teased a lot.
-- Heidi27  7/14/2009
Given that we have a lunatic fringe movement in the U.S. called PETA, I would never name a daughter Peta. It also sounds too much like something else people don't want to be thought of as well. Petra sounds so much better and doesn't have the stigmata Peta has.
-- Arcticwarrior  8/26/2009
Not my real name, but a nickname, and I think it's a cool name. I don't care about any of that nonsense associated with the organization that uses that acronym.
-- peta  4/30/2010
PETA (or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an organization that uses a fantasy version of the Animal Kingdom to promote their agenda. As you can see, it's not a fabulous association.
-- Wilted  6/15/2010
I knew a girl named Peta once. Her name was always mistaken for Peter because we don't pronounce the Rs on the end of words here. I like Petra much better, it's prettier and doesn't have the problem.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2012
Famous bearer is Peta Chip.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2012
Peta Murgatroyd is a professional dancer and won recently on Dancing With The Stars with her partner Donald Driver.
-- blueeyesparkle  5/23/2012
Peta Jaye Weber, née Reeder-Gibb, is the only daughter of Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb (1958-1988) and his wife Kim Reeder (they were married only a short while). Andy is the younger brother of award-winning and massively-successful singing group the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb; Andy was nearly a member himself) and late-1970s-1980s music star in his own right.

While Andy was born in England, he grew up in Australia; Kim was also Australian, which helps explain how they came to use this specifically-Australian feminine form of Peter for their daughter.
-- la-petite-rachel  1/24/2014

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