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What does Petronia mean?

Petronia Pronunciation of Petronia [petro-n-ia] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Petronia is "rock". Petronia is a variant form of Petra (Greek): feminine version of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petronia has 1 variant: Petrina.

10 more alternative forms via Petra: Peterina, Petria, Petrine, Petronela, Petronella, Petronija, Petronilla, Petronille, Petrova and Petrovna.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Petronia?

Petronia is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Petronia is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Petra (#1356 in recent rankings), Petronella and Petrina are the prominent variation forms of Petronia (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Petronia were favored as baby names during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.01%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.01%, down 52%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Petronia is alike in pronunciation to Patrina. Other suggested similar names are Anthonia, Antonia, Begonia, Bertrona, Bronia, Catrenia (see Catriona), Catrinia (see Catriona), Detria, Fronia, Jerona, Ketrina, Ketryna, Latonia, Leonia, Merona, Merrona, Nerolia (see Nerola), Netania, Nethania, Pathinia (see Parthenia), Patricia, Patrizia, Permenia (see Parmenia), Persia, Petronelle, Petunia, Sedonia, Sofronia, Terenia, Veedonia (see Vidonia), Verona, Veronica, Veronika and Veronka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Petronia.

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