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I've seen this name used for one of Cinderella's sisters in some versions of the fairy tale, Cinderella.
-- kanine  2/5/2006
Yes, this is the name of one of Cinderella's evil step sisters in the Swedish version of Disney's Cinderella. That has put me off this name, I hated Petronella with a passion growing up. ;)
-- Tango  2/17/2007
This was the name of the younger sister of Eleanor of Aquitane.
-- echo_of_the_past  8/1/2006
Pella and Nella are nice nicknames.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2007
Petronella is a character in Malcom Saville's Lone Pine Club. She is David's girlfriend.
-- LilyNell  10/18/2007
Petronella Barker is the name of a Norwegian actress born in London. She has acted in several plays and films for the past 20 years in Scandinavia.
-- blessed-bee  1/9/2008
Such an over-the-top, kitschy name.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
British journalist and author Petronella Wyatt, born 1969.
-- Jonquil  4/25/2009
The German pronunciation is pe-tro-NE-lah. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/7/2009
Reminds me of citronella candles.
-- -Julia-  9/10/2009
In The Netherlands Petronella is more a baptismal name than a given name.
-- Kaat5  10/5/2009
This name is alright, really, when I think about it, but it does sound a bit overly-feminine, and just a bit flouncy, but Nella is an ok nickname. I suppose. :)
-- walesgal92  1/16/2010
Auguste van Pels was referred to as Petronella van Daan in the published version of The Diary of a Young Girl.
-- AnastasiaE  8/27/2013
I've liked this ever since being cast as Petronella Van Damme in an 8th-grade production of The Diary of Anne Frank (the only time I've ever heard it, honestly)... even if it does seem like a portmanteau of "petroleum" and "citronella." XD It's still an attractive, strong, elegant name.
-- IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  4/25/2015
Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: PET-ro-nel-law.
-- HerculePoirot  8/26/2016

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