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I always think of the character in the film "When Night is Falling".
-- sontag  9/2/2005
Pronunciation - PEH-truh.
-- sontag  9/2/2005
Also the site of an ancient trade city in the middle east.
-- persia_dove  11/21/2005
There's a Christian rock group called Petra.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
I think Petra is a very pretty name. It reminds me of the ancient city in Jordan, which is entirely carved from stone. It's fitting that it's a feminine form of Peter which means "stone".
-- lawruh  3/24/2006
The famous sculptor and typographer Eric Gill called his daughter Petra, ostensibly because of the name's association with stone.
-- H Gravy  6/24/2006
Czech famous bearer:
Petra Minářová - model.
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/24/2006
And yet more famous bearers: Petra Páchová and Petra Pudová (both of them Czech singers)
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/28/2006
A very pretty uncommon name.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
One of best friends has this name. And I think that it is very, very pretty. And it totally suits her. I think that this is a very unique name and quite tasteful. She's the only person I know with that lovely name.
-- hereiamagainxx6  1/9/2007
There's a tomboy character named Petra in Ender's Game written by Orson Scott Card.
-- rory  1/29/2007
Petra is not the feminine form of Peter. It's short for Cleopetra, my friend has that name and if you type in Petra in all the other websites the same thing will come up.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Famous bearer:
Model Petra Němcová ("Niem:tsaw-va"), born 24 June 1979, Karviná, Czechoslovakia.
-- Janika  11/30/2007
Petra Andalee from Blue Balliett's "Chasing Vermeer."
-- rory  2/1/2008
Famous bearers:
Actress Petra Martincová
Director Petra Všelichová
Actress Petra Nesvačilová
Model Petra Faltýnová
Tennis player Petra Cetkovská
Hair dresser Petra Měchurová
Actress Petra Jungmannová
Politician Petra Buzková
-- Karcoolka  3/23/2008
Also used in Scandinavia.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2008
I absolutely love this name! If one is looking for a beautiful and unique name, I would definitely suggest this name. I can't believe it isn't used more in the US. The history behind it, I think, is awesome! It's also neat that it means rock, like Peter, which makes me think of solid rock-like faith. I'd love to bless a daughter with this name in the future. Hopefully it won't go up too much in popularity by then.
-- Amanda Frances  5/9/2008
I love this name. It's obviously feminine, but it has a bit of bite to it that makes it seem strong. I also like its ties to the ancient world.

This is actually one of my pseudonyms - that's how much I love this name.
-- Maro  6/11/2008
Petra Čumplová, Czech handball player (7th May 1973, Praha).
-- Emilie007  6/26/2008
I was going through a lot of names before my baby was born and my sister put a real downer on most of them, like I mentioned Petra ~ she said blue peter dog ~ another crossed of the list.
-- GaiaXaia  6/30/2008
I like this name. It sounds better than the "name" Peta. Regarding one of the above comments, what kind of name is Cleopetra?
-- bananarama  8/14/2008
Petra means "rock, stone" in Greek. Also, Petra is an ancient city in Jordan - it is called that way because living spaces, along with tombs, are cut in the rocks.
-- jas_mar  8/28/2008
I just want to add -fied on the end when I say it.

Much too harsh for me.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2008
Beautiful name full up to the brim of history. A character in the well-known teen novel Chasing Vermeer is named Petra. She is the kind of person you would want a child to become.
-- hiya21  11/3/2008
Very homely. Very blah.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2008
Petra is the name of a character in "The Chrysalids" by John Windham.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2009
I just want to add that the name Petra is used in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia (in fact, it is a very common Croatian catholic name, also with the male version Petar). Its origin is from Greek form 'petros' that means rock or stone and the Latin version is 'Petra' or even 'petrus' where the meaning stays the same. My name is Petra. :)
-- Elerrina  7/28/2009
Welsh-born actress Petra Davies (b. 1930), in her heyday a lovely brunette starring in many television plays, etc.
-- Just Jonquil  7/29/2009
Petra is a popular girls name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  12/22/2009
My friend's named this and she pronounces it PAY-truh. I guess her parents just wanted to break tradition. I prefer her pronunciation of it over PEH-truh.
-- izzilla  6/29/2010
Petra is feminine and strong at the same time, and is very pretty! And it's not at all common here in the U.S. A really nice name.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  8/6/2010
Petra is a beautiful name, similar in pronunciation the video-game name Tetra that I also love.
In a student-directed version of Romeo and Juliet, I was to play the part of a Peter, who was hastily changed to a Petra, so I've always felt a positive connection to this name.
-- DaphneSusan  10/30/2010
This is my name and I think anyone who names their daughter Petra is reviving cultural capital. I do however recommend that you fill out the birth certificate and related papers prior to going on any pain medication or getting too far into labor. Due to being too high on pain meds to write in on my birth certificate herself, my mother trusted my father to spell my name right. He signed Patera and now I'm cursed with the burden of telling this story every time someone catches the misspelling.
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2010
There's also one name which is not very popular, but you all may like it - Petrana.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2010
This is a lovely, underused name. Why isn't it common in the States?
-- Dawson  12/12/2010
I think Petra is very pretty, I like it a lot. Anyone of any age could wear it, and it would suit a girl with just about any personality, (a girly Dylan or a tomboyish Lucille doesn't seem right, but Petra could be either one). I generally see a very kind, friendly, cheerful and funny girl when I think of that name.
-- noribori  7/7/2011
Petra + -fied = Petrafied = Petrified.
'Nough said.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2011
I find the name Petra beautiful, the petrified thing doesn't bother me!
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2011
It's a pretty name, but the fact that it sounds like petrol makes it very nauseating.
-- Hushpuppy  6/17/2013
The name Petra was given to 118 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
This name is really cool. Not just the sound, but it's history- like Petra to me is unique and beautiful, also it matures with the girl. I remember first reading this name in the book Beauty Queens by Libra Bray and I really loved it automatically. Another reason is it's biblical, so really it connects with almost every culture because of that fact. This name is pretty cool to have, and it's so chic and modern and I can imagine a really pretty modern teen with this name.
-- 555jazzy  7/26/2014

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