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What does Petronelle mean?

Petronelle Pronunciation of Petronelle [petronelle] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Petronelle is "rock". Petronelle is an alternate spelling of Petra (Greek): feminine variation of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petronelle has 3 variants: Petronela, Petronella and Petronille.

3 more related forms via Petra: Pernille, Peternella and Petronilla.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Petronelle Cordelia (P.C.), ..

How popular is Petronelle?

Petronelle is an unusual first name for women. Petronelle is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Petra (#1356 in recent rankings) and Petronella are the popular varying forms of Petronelle (unlisted). Other variants, like Pernille, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Petronelle was more pronounced among parents during the years 1900-1909 (median #1268) and has become significantly diminished since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Antonella, Arnelle, Bernelle, Bethelle (see Bethel), Brunelle, Brynelle, Catrelle, Cornelle, Darnelle, Denelle, Donelle, Jeanelle, Jeannelle, Jenelle, Jennelle, Jonelle, Leonelle, Marinelle, Meribelle, Merielle, Merrielle, Netanella, Parnella, Pernella, Pernelle, Pernilla, Petrina, Petrine, Petronia, Petronija (see Petra), Prunella, Prunelle, Reinelle, Renelle, Reynelle, Ronelle and Shonelle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petronelle.

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