Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Petra f. Fem. of Peter.

Petra itself is quite rare; most of the feminine forms of this name either derive from French Pierre, usually with a diminutive suffix, or from the derivative Petronilla, q.v.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Pierynken BoonenGes p. 373
England
Dutch
1598 Pierynken AuFr Dhooge
Middle English
1422 Peryne EEW p. 49
France
Latin
1301 Perrota (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 209, Perrote (gen) ibid. p. 202; 1378 Peronam (acc) hanquetvol1 801
Old French
1296 Perrete paris1296 p. 16; 1313 Perrete Paris1313 p. 3
Middle French
1421 Perrette favier 166; 1493 Perrette MSR1838 p. 374; 1562 Perrine RegPCC-1 p. 11; 1563 Perrete ibid. p. 28, Perrine ibid. p. 24, Péronne ibid. p. 22; 1564 Perrette ibid. p. 48, Perrine ibid. p. 47; 1565 Perette ibid. p. 175, Perrette ibid. p. 110, Perrine ibid. p. 107; 1566 Perrette ibid. p. 205, Perrine ibid. p. 196; 1567 Perrette ibid. p. 284, Perrine ibid. p. 284; 1568 Perrette ibid. p. 363, Perrine ibid. p. 364; 1570 Perrine ibid. p. 424; 1571 Perrette ibid. p. 439, Perrine ibid. p. 439, Péronne ibid. p. 450
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Petra (nom) BBC-Berg 280
Switzerland
Latin
14thCx1478 Perreta (nom) Ob-SPVn (65), Perrissona (nom) ibid. (250), Perrole (gen) ibid. (91), Perroneta (nom) ibid. (228), Perrussona (nom) ibid. (111), Perrussone (gen) ibid. (111)
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Petra". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Petra.