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Meaning & History

From a Latin name, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of PETRONIUS. This was the name of an obscure 1st-century Roman saint, later believed to be a daughter of Saint Peter.
Other Languages & CulturesPetronia Ancient Roman Pernille Danish Petronella, Pietronella Dutch Parnel, Pernel, Peronel, Petronel English Pétronille French Pernille Norwegian Petronela Polish Petronela Romanian Petronela, Nela Slovak Petronella, Pernilla Swedish


diminutives, feminine forms, queens, saints
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute