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Boy Name: Parnell

Name: Parnell
Pronunciation: \p(a)-rne-ll, par-nell\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: country bumpkin
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Burnell, Brunell, Burnel, Bernelle
Variant forms: Parnel, Parrnell
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2138

Description

Parnell \p(a)-rne-ll, par-nell\ as a boy's name is pronounced par-NEL. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Parnell is "country bumpkin". From Petronius. Also possibly derived from an ancient Roman family name, from the Greek name Petros, meaning "stone". Use may be in honor of Charles Parnell, the 19th-century Irish politician who campaigned for home rule in Ireland. Parnel is a surname derived from a medieval given name. See also Pernell.

Parnell has 2 variant forms: Parnel and Parrnell.

Baby names that sound like Parnell are Burnell, Brunell, Burnel and Bernelle.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Parnell.

Popularity

Parnell is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2138 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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