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What does Pernilla mean?

Pernilla Pronunciation of Pernilla [pernil-la] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Pernilla means "rock". Pernilla is an alternate form of Pernella (French, Greek): feminine of Peter. Pernilla is also a derivative of Petra (Greek).

Associated with: greek, rock.


8 relations via Pernella, Petra: Parnella, Pella, Pernelle, Pernille, Peternella, Petronella, Petronilla and Petronille.

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Middle name pairings:
Pernilla Frida (P.F.), ..

How popular is Pernilla?

Pernilla is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Pernilla is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Pernilla (outside Top 2000) are Petra (#1356 a year ago) and Petronella. Adoption of these relations of Pernilla was at its most widespread in the 1900s (average #1268) and has become much reduced since (#1678, 52% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Petra, Petronella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeriela, Arcilla, Arvilla, Averilla, Bernelle, Bernina, Bernisha, Bernita, Bertilda, Berylla, Carmilla, Carniela, Carniella, Cerella, Cirilla, Corilla, Cornella, Cyrilla, Ebrilla, Fenella, Gunilla, Hermila, Hermilda, Hersila (see Ersilia), Hersilia, Jenella, Karniela, Karniella (see Carna), Kemilla, Korilla, Marilla, Mercilla, Merill, Merrill, Mireilla, Mirilla, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Neilla, Orilla, Pamilla, Parmelia, Penina, Percilla, Perdita, Perita, Perla, Perlita, Persia, Pracilla (see Priscilla), Prescilla, Pricilla, Priela, Priella, Primula, Prunella, Prunelle, Redmilla (see Radmilla), Reinella, Renilda, Reynilda, Serhilda, Serilda, Serrilda, Sevilla, Sirilla, Syrilla, Tehilla, Terriella (see Terena), Terrill, Vernicka, Vernika, Vernisha, Vernita and Yarmilla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pernilla.

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