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

mature   formal   upper class   strong   refined   strange   nerdy  


Entry updated July 2, 2008