[ 4 syll. per-pe-tua, pe-rpet-ua ] The baby girl name Perpetua is pronounced PehR-PEY-Tuw-aa- †. Perpetua's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in German, Italian, and Spanish. It is a biblical name derived from the word perpetuus with the meaning 'perpetual, everlasting'. The name was borne by Saint Perpetua (-202), who was martyred with Saint Felicitas. The name has been mainly used by Roman Catholics. Perpetua is the feminine version of the German Perpetuus.
A form of Perpetua is the English diminutive Peppi.
Perpetua is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Perpetua: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"