Meaning and Origin of: Parnell

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Rock, stone

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (mainly Devon) : from the medieval female personal name Peronel, Pernel, Parnell, a vernacular form of Latin Petronilla. This is a diminutive of Petronia, feminine of Petronius, a Roman family name of uncertain etymology. It was borne by an early Roman martyr about whom little is known.