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Gender: Female Meaning of Petunia: "trumpet-shaped flower" Origin of Petunia: English

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Petunia

Pet, Pettie, Petti, Pette

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-08T20:09:09

Love it

marnie r Says:

2016-12-27T01:38:34

I would name a child this just because I love the tune/tuney nickname, and I've yet to find another name that offers this while still being usable.

namesrahobby Says:

2016-08-31T04:52:24

Petunia Dursley is probably the worst namesake ever. In my head it's on the same level as Benito, Adolf, Stalin and Delores (Umbridge). You just can't name your kids things like this. Petunia abused a little boy for years; neglecting, starving, enslaving and forcing him to live in a cupboard under the stairs. How could you give your child name that gives many people thoughts of this each time they hear it?

roseofjune Says:

2016-08-30T18:16:00

Petunia: sounds like petulant and is a bit petty.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-08-18T15:30:20

I love almost all flower names, but I never heard of Petunia until I first read Harry Potter about two years ago. Now, I only associate this name with the mean Petunia Dursley. However, those who like this name should still use it, because it's not a bad name in itself. It just has a bad association that not everyone even knows.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2016-02-10T22:56:29

Out of the dozens of floral names, I'd say that Petunia is one of the more elegant ones. However, the American accent pronouncing it as "puh-TOON-yuh" is not particularly pleasant to mine ear (no offense intended), and the Dursley reference from Harry Potter is another issue to contend with. Still, it is quite pretty.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-12T10:40:11

I think we are putting too much in our bouquet with Petunia. Once you get past Rose, Lily, Daisy & Violet I think you are pushing the limits

SoDallas3 Says:

2015-02-24T05:11:33

I'm not a fan, it just reminds me of being petulant.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-11-19T10:16:30

All I can think of is the mean aunt from Harry Potter 😁

lesliemarion Says:

2014-03-27T01:00:20

I dunno, I love Petunia. I'm old enough to remember the pig, who was cute in a scary way, but I also think of cheery petunia flowers. It's feminine, but doesn't take itself too seriously.