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
1573 Pierynken AuFr p. 90; 1589 Pierijne ibid. Waerde; 1598 Pierynken ibid. Dhooge
Middle English
1422 Peryne EEW p. 49
Middle French
1568/9 Peronne WCS p. 4; 1569 perronne ibid. p. 5; 1570 Perronne ibid. p. 40; 1571 peronne ibid. p. 6; 1572 peronne ibid. p. 84; 1573 Perronne ibid. p. 8, peronne ibid. p. 41; 1574 perotine ibid. p. 10; 1575 Perette ibid. p. 10; 1576 Perine ibid. p. 12, Perronne ibid. p. 101, peronne ibid. p. 11; 1577 perine ibid. p. 13; 1578 Peronne ibid. p. 14; 1579 perette ibid. p. 15; 1580 peronne ibid. p. 15, perrine ibid. p. 102, perronne ibid. p. 86; 1581 perronne ibid. p. 87; 1585 Perrine ibid. p. 19; 1586 Perronne ibid. p. 89; 1587 Perrette ibid. p. 89; 1588 Perrine ibid. p. 22; 1595 Perrine ibid. p. 25; 1597 Perrette ibid. p. 26
Walloon
1582/3 Peronne RWC p. 563; 1583 Peronne ibid. p. 437; 1584 Peronne ibid. p. 9; 1590 Perone ibid. p. 13; 1590/1 Peronne ibid. p. 15; 1590 Peronne ibid. p. 441; 1591 Perone ibid. p. 17; 1591/2 Perone ibid. p. 20; 1591 Peronne ibid. p. 563; 1592 Perone ibid. p. 20; 1592/3 Perone ibid. p. 26; 1592 Peronne ibid. p. 21; 1592/3 Peronne ibid. p. 564; 1593 Perone ibid. p. 27; 1593/4 Perone ibid. p. 30; 1593 Peronne ibid. p. 564; 1594 Peron ibid. p. 33, Perone ibid. p. 32, Pirone ibid. p. 33
France
Latin
1301 Perrota (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 209, Perrote (gen) ibid. p. 202; 1378 Peronam (acc) hanquetvol1 801; 1503 Peronete (dat) MHCG2 278
Old French
1296 Perrete paris1296 p. 16; 1313 Perrete Paris1313 p. 3, Perrète ibid. p. 132; 1346 Perraute (nom) HAP p. 309
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; 1572 Perrette ibid. p. 492, Perrine ibid. p. 499
Germany
Latin
1271 Petrissa (nom) hennes-vol1 218; 1291 Petrisa (nom) ibid. 321; 1294 Petrissa (nom) ibid. 330; 1394 Petrise (gen) SMM p. 207
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Petra (nom) BBC-Berg 280; 1367 Piera (abl) Livi 124, Pieram (acc) ibid. 123
1265x1339 Pethrina (nom) BBC-Berg 87; 1366 Perinam (acc) Livi 96
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); 1455 Perroneta (nom) MHCG2 225; 1475 Peronete (dat) ibid. 239
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Petra". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Petra.