What does Parnell mean?
From Petronius. Also possibly derived from an ancient Roman family name, from the Greek name Petros, meaning "stone". Use may be in honor of Charles Parnell, the 19th-century Irish politician who campaigned for home rule in Ireland. Parnel is a surname derived from a medieval given name. See also Pernell.
(male) Panell, Prinell, ..
(female) Parne, Parnelli, ..
How popular is Parnell?
Parnell is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2358 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Parnell for boys. Parnell was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #1559 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Parnell and corresponding names. Pernell is the only other prominent variation form of Parnell ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Parnell was common among parents 54 years ago (median #1168).
Suggested similar names are Arnell, Burnell, Cardell, Carnell, Carnelle, Carvell, Cornell, Danell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnall, Darneil, Darnel, Darnell▼, Darrell▼, Darvell, Farnall (see Farnell), Farnell, Farrell, Gardell, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarrell, Jarvell, Kornell, Larell, Larnell, Lornell (see Lorne), Marcell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Purcell, Ranell, Raynell, Vernell and Wardell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Parnell.