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What does Petronela mean?

Petronela Pronunciation of Petronela [petronela] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Petronela means "rock". Petronela is an alternate spelling of Petra (Greek): feminine variation of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petronela has 3 variants: Petronella, Petronelle and Petronille.

8 more related forms via Petra: Peternella, Petrina, Petrine, Petronia, Petronija, Petronilla, Petrova and Petrovna.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Petronela Kaley (P.K.), ..

How popular is Petronela?

Petronela is an unusual given name for females. Petronela is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Petra (#1356 from recent data), Petrina and Petronella are the prominent variation forms of Petronela (not ranked). Other forms, like Petronia, are uncommon. These relations of Petronela were popular with parents a century ago (average #1512) and have become much less widespread since (#1785, down 52%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aeriela, Antonella, Cornela, Leonela, Merola, Nerola, Netanela, Netanella, Parnella, Patrina, Pearla, Percilla, Perla, Permelia, Pernella, Pernelle, Pernilla, Perrine, Peterina, Petria, Petula, Petunia, Philomela, Priela and Prunella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Petronela.

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