Peta

Pronunciation: pe-hta-h
Origin: USA
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern America

PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an American animal rights nonprofit organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. Founded in 1980 by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco, PETA was influenced by Australian ethicist Peter Singer's book "Animal Liberation" (1975). The organization opposes speciesism and the abuse of animals in any way, such as for food, clothing, entertainment, or research. PETA has more than 9 million members globally and operates under the principle that animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. The name "Peta" itself has multiple meanings depending on the context. In Greek Baby Names, "Peta" means "stone" or "rock". In Native American culture, "Peta" is associated with the "golden eagle" (Black Foot).

Peta Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Peta is currently #441 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Peta is currently #242 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Peta is currently #435 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Peta is currently #242 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Peta

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