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What does Petronilla mean?

Petronilla /pet-ron-il-la/ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Petronilla means "rock". Petronilla is an alternate form, with the prefix Petro-, of Petra (Greek): feminine version of Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Petronilla has 9 relations via Petra: Pernilla, Pernille, Peternella, Petronela, Petronella, Petronelle, Petronia, Petronija and Petronille.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Petronilma, ..

(male) Petronillo, ..

How popular is Petronilla?

Petronilla is an uncommon given name for women. Petronilla is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Petronilla and affiliated names. Petra (#1524 in recent rankings) and Petronella are the prominent varying forms of Petronilla (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Petronilla were favored a century ago (average #1268) and have become much less common since. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Antonella, Mercilla, Netanella, Parnella, Patrina, Percilla, Pernella, Pernelle, Peterina, Petria, Petrina, Petrine, Petrova, Petrovna, Petunia, Pracilla (see Priscilla), Precilla, Pricilla, Prisilla (see Priscilla), Prunella, Prysilla, Veronica, Veronicka, Veronika and Veroniqua. These names tend to be more frequently used than Petronilla.