What does Pernell mean?
Pernell [per-nell] as a boys' name is pronounced per-NEL. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pernell is "country bumpkin". Also possibly related Peter via the Greek "petros", meaning "stone". Made familiar in the 1960s by actor Pernell Roberts. See also Parnell.
(male) Penell, Prenell, ..
(female) Perela, Perlo, ..
How popular is Pernell?
Pernell is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#11428 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Pernell for boys. Pernell was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #778 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Parnell and Peter (#206 the previous year) are the popular related forms of Pernell rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Parrnell, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Pernell was well-received among parents 7 decades ago (usage of 0.5%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.1%, ▼80%), with the version Peter becoming less stylish.
Recommended names are Aeriell, Arnell, Bernelle (see Burnell), Bertell (see Berthold), Burnell, Carnell, Cornell, Darnell▼, Derell, Derrell, Farnell, Ferrell, Gerrell, Jerell, Jerrell▼, Kornell, Larnell, Lennell, Lornell (see Lorne), Merrell, Purcell, Terell, Terrell▼, Verdell, Vernell and Verrell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pernell.