Petros is a very common Greek male name; it comes from the Aramaic and ancient Greek language and it refers to the word petra that means rock. Petros is the Greek version of name Peter and it is mostly known due to Apostle Peter.
Sound of Name Petros: Pe’-tros
Female Version of Name Petros: Petrina, Petroula
Nameday of name Petros: June 29th
Origin of name Petros – Apostle Peter
Name Petros does exist from the antiquity but it was a not very common name; it became more common after the expansion of the Christian religion.
Apostle Peter (Apostolos Petros) was one of the most beloved students and followers of Christ and the one who was forced to deny him three times after his crucifixion. There is little information about Peter after the crucifixion though and they cannot be chronologically verified. It is known that both he and Apostle John were imprisoned due to their preaching and that they both managed to escape.
Peter was mostly teaching to Jews in Palestine and other countries of Asia. Peter went to Rome, founded the Holy Cathedra found today at the Vatican and he died in 64AD at the Hippodrome suffering from tortures ordered by Emperor Nero. His grave is supposed to be situtated underneath the Basilica of St Peter in Rome. Apostle Peter is honored by the Roman Catholic Church and his dogma is followed by Catholics, although he is honored also but the Greek Orthodox Church.
Nicknames of name Petros
Petros doesn’t have many nicknames; the most commonly used ones are: Petris, Petrakis, Petrakos, Petras, Petran.
The name’s fairy reveals the meaning of the name Petros
Petros is very dogmatic and serious; he tries to behave bravely at all times, but in fact he is trying to avoid dangers from the beginning. His biggest weakness is that he takes everything too seriously.