Pernell

Pernell is an English surname, a variant spelling of Parnell, a matronymic name of Petronilla, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of Petronius, a Roman family name of uncertain etymology though possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis meaning “rustic; yokel; young ram”. Petronius has also been associated with Ancient Greek petros meaning “rock; stone” but that seems rather shaky. It seems more…

Italia

Italia is the Italian name for Italy, apparently named after Italus, a legendary Arcadian king of the Oenotrians, who were among the earliest inhabitants of Italy. The name could possibly be derived from Oscan Víteliú meaning “land of the bulls” or “land of the calves”. Origin: Oscan Male forms: Italus (Latinized Ancient Greek) Italos (Ancient Greek) Italo (Italian)  …