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What does Petronella mean?

Petronella Pronunciation of Petronella [petronel-la] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Petronella means "rock". Petronella is a version of Petra (Greek): feminine version of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petronella has 3 variants: Petronela, Petronelle and Petronille.

5 more alternative forms via Petra: Pernilla, Peternella, Petronia, Petronija and Petronilla.

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Middle name pairings:
Petronella Collins (P.C.), ..

How popular is Petronella?

Petronella is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#50366 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Petronella was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1886 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Petronella name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Petronella outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Petronella listed in the Top 2000 is Petra (#1356 via latest list). Other variants, like Petronilla, are seldom used. These forms of Petronella reached the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 (median #1268) and are now significantly less widespread (#1678, 52.5% less usage).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Antonella, Bernelle, Brunella, Carondella (see Carondelet), Cerella, Cornella, Donella, Estrella, Fenella, Jenella, Jonella, Leonela, Leonelle, Marinella, Meribella, Netanela, Netanella, Parnella, Patrina, Percilla, Permelia, Pernella, Pernelle, Pernille, Peterina, Petrina, Petrine, Petrova, Petrovna, Philomella, Priella, Princella, Prunella, Prunelle, Reinella, Ronella, Terella and Terriella (see Terena). These names tend to be more commonly used than Petronella.

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