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What does Pernell mean?

Pernell \p(e)-rne-ll, 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.


Pernell has 23 related forms via Parnell, Peter: Boutros, Par, Parnel, Parrnell, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.


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 popularity of Pernell for boys. Pernell was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #790 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pernell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pernell outside U.S.

Pedro (#354 the previous year), Per, Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro are the popular related forms of Pernell rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4231%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2465%, down 41.7%), with the versions Pedro, Pete and Pierre becoming less stylish. Pierce (#470) is the most chic name for newborns among these, with this name going through a rekindling in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Pernell and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pernell, Pete, Peter, Pierce, Pierre, Pietro in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Per, Peter outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Vernell. Like Pernell, this name is not commonly used.