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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPetronia(Ancient Roman) Pernille(Danish) Petronella, Pietronella(Dutch) Pétronille(French) Petronella, Ella(Hungarian) Petronilla(Italian) Petronilla(Late Roman) Pernille(Norwegian) Petronela(Romanian) Petronela, Nela(Slovak) Petronila(Spanish) Petronella, Pernilla(Swedish)

People think this name is

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Entry updated July 2, 2008