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What does Pernella mean?

Pernella Pronunciation of Pernella [per-nel-la] as a girls' name is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Pernella is "rock". Feminine of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pernella has 4 variants: Parnella, Pernelle, Pernilla and Pernille.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Pernella Mayra (P.M.), ..

How popular is Pernella?

Pernella is a rare given name for women. Pernella is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Peter is the only prominent related form of Pernella (not ranked). Adoption of this relation of Pernella was well-received among parents during the years 1920-1929 (#1935). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Peter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pernella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arbella, Ariella, Arnelle, Auriella, Bernessa, Bernetta, Carmella, Cordella, Corella, Cornela, Cornelia, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornelya (see Cornelia), Danella, Darnelle, Donella, Donnella, Fernlea (see Fernley), Finella, Fynella, Gemella, Gianella, Jeanelle, Jenell, Jenelle, Jennelle, Jinella, Karnyella (see Carna), Kornelia, Lemuella, Leonela, Leonelle, Marcella, Marella, Mariella, Marinella, Marsella, Martella, Mercilla, Meribella, Merielle, Mirella, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Nanella, Norella, Orella, Oriella, Pamella, Penelopa, Percilla, Permenia (see Parmenia), Peternella, Petronela, Petronella, Petronilla, Priela, Priella, Primula, Prunella, Refaella, Refella (see Raphaela), Renell, Rexella, Ronella, Terell, Terella, Terrell, Terriella (see Terena), Uriella, Ursella, Verdell and Vernetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pernella.

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