Petronia - Meaning of Petronia

What does Petronia mean?

[ 4 syll. pe-tro-nia, pet-ron-ia ] The baby girl name Petronia is pronounced PehTROWNiyAH †. Petronia's origin is Old Greek and Latin, and its use, German. From Latin roots, its meaning is 'country bumpkin'. The first name is derived from the Roman family name Petronius, which is of uncertain origin. The root element could be petro, although some take the name to derive from Petra. Saint Petronilla was a 1st-century martyr often portrayed in medieval legends as the daughter or companion of the apostle Peter; the association led to the popularity of the name in the Middle Ages. Various medieval forms of the name include Petronel, Pernel, or Parnel; the latter two were later associated with prostitutes and subsequently fell into disuse after the 18th century.

Petronia is a form of the English, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Spanish Petra.

Petronia is the feminine version of the Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian Peter and the Spanish and Italian Petronio.

Petronia has 18 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Peronelle, Petranella, Petrona (used in Spanish too), Petronel, Petronella (used in Dutch, German, and Scandinavian too), and Petronilla (used in German and Italian too). Other English forms include the shortening Pet, and the diminutives Petsy and Pety.

Forms used in foreign languages include Ela (Polish), Nela (Polish), Nelka (Polish), Pernilla (Scandinavian), Pernille (Scandinavian), Petronela (Romanian), Petronila (Spanish), Pétronille (French), and Tona (Spanish).

See also the related categories, medieval, martyr (death), daughter, greek, latin, roman, element, companion (sister), saint, and german.

Petronia is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Petronia include Patriciana, Patrina, Peterina, Petrina, and Petrona.

† English pronunciation for Petronia: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

Meaning of Petronia Meaning of Pet Meaning of Petrona Meaning of Petronilla Meaning of Petronella Meaning of Pety Meaning of Petronel Meaning of Nela Meaning of Tona Meaning of Petra Meaning of Petroa Meaning of Piera Meaning of Pierrette Meaning of Petrina Meaning of Perrine Meaning of Peter Meaning of Petula Meaning of Antonia Meaning of Petronio
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