"trumpet-shaped flower"

Petunia Origin and Meaning

The name Petunia is a girl's name of English origin meaning "trumpet-shaped flower".

Literary heritage: the "Loony Tunes" girlfriend of Porky Pig. But with the increasing popularity of all kinds of unusual botanical names, Petunia may be a name we start to hear more of. Perhaps-more-pleasing Petunia alternatives: Petal, Posy, Poppy.

Petunia Popularity

Petunia in Pop Culture

  • Petunia Evans DursleyHarry's aunt in the Harry Potter series
  • Petunia "Pete" main character In Caitlin Kittredge's "Black London" series
  • Petunia PigPorky's girlfriend in the Looney Tunes series
  • "Petunia" 2012 film about a family surnamed Petunia
  • Petuniapuppet in Disney's "Meet the Robinsons"
  • Petunia Grimmaunt of The Thing in Fantastic Four comics
  • Petuniaskunk character in animated series "Happy Tree Friends"
  • Miss Petuniathe Bathing Beauty, pig in video game "Luigi's Mansion"
  • Petunia Rhubarbcharacter in animated series "VeggieTales"
  • Joe and Petuniacharacters in a series of British public information films
  • Petuniaa tattoo on Little Pete's arm depicting a woman in a red dress on TV series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete"
  • Petunianickname of Yo Yo Ma's cello
  • "Luna Petunia" Netflix children's animated TV program