Gender: Female Meaning of Petronella: "rock, stone" Origin of Petronella: Greek, feminine variation of Peter

Petronella Origin and Meaning

Greek variation of Petra.

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pam Says:


Wow, lucky you to have such a fabulous ancestor name! So much to take from that if you ever wanted to use it for a child.

Daiseymae Says:


I have a 6th great-grandmother named Petronella Storme from Sleepy Hollow. It was the first time that I have ever heard of this name.

aripyon Says:


I want to like it but whenever I see it I can't help but think of Citronella candles.... which probably isn't good when they are in wide use over here...

Jeni Says:


I have two great grandmothers in my lineage named Petronella, I've always wanted this name if we have a girl. Petronella Josephine, shortened to Petra :)

headintheclouds Says:


It's very pretty, elaborate and unusual-sounding in just the right amount that it's intriguing. The nicknames Petra and Nella are so beautiful and darling that it makes me smile :) But ultimately the spelling of Petronella reminds me of petrol too much. I would love it much more if it were Petranella.

SunKissedChild Says:


I actually know two people named Petronella- one is a toddler, another is in her 20's.

MaryKathryn Says:


Petroleum jelly. I would suggest Petrova or Petra.

fuzzycub Says:


Makes me think of citronella candles that are supposed to repel mosquitos.

oiseau Says:


Reminds me too much of petrol...

lesliemarion Says:


I adore Petronella and see it as a great little girl nickname for the more classic and adult Petra.