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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.
Other Languages & CulturesPetronia(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)

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