Gender Feminine

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPetronia(Ancient Roman) Pernille(Danish) Petronella, Pietronella(Dutch) Parnel, Pernel, Peronel, Petronel(English) Pétronille(French) Petronella, Ella(Hungarian) Pernille(Norwegian) Petronela(Romanian) Petronela, Nela(Slovak) Petronila(Spanish) Petronella, Pernilla(Swedish)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012