Meaning and name origin
Pernell \p(e)-rne-ll, per-nell\ as a boy's 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.
Pernell is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8802 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pernell for boys. Pernell reached its highest rank of #790 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Pernell and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Peter (#204) and Pernell. (2014 statistics).