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What does Parnell mean?

Parnell Pronunciation of Parnell as a boys' name is pronounced par-NEL. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Parnell is "country bumpkin". 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), roman, greek, stone (rock), 19th century, home, rule (king), surname, medieval


VARIANTS Parnel, Parrnell



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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)

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. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Parnell name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

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 58 years ago (MEDIAN #1168).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Parnell, Pernell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.