Given Name PARNEL

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Contracted form of PETRONEL. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.
VARIANTS: Pernel, Peronel, Petronel
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Petronia (Ancient Roman), Pernille (Danish), Petronella, Pietronella (Dutch), Pétronille (French), Petronilla (Italian), Petronilla (Late Roman), Pernille (Norwegian), Petronela (Polish), Petronela (Romanian), Petronela, Nela (Slovak), Petronella, Pernilla (Swedish)
Entry updated July 2, 2008