Other Origin(s):Latin, Portuguese
Meaning:Rock; Yokel; Woodpecker
Petronio is an Italian and Galician boy’s name that comes from the Latin word petrus for “rock.” Sharing its etymology with the more popular Pietro, Petronio is an instant classic for parents who want a strong, handsome name for their little charmer. History buffs may know Petronius Probinus as an aristocrat from the Roman Empire, giving your pint-sized Petronio much inspiration as they build their own wealth. Petronio is also thought to originate from the Latin phrase petronis for “yokel” or “woodpecker,” nodding baby’s inner pet person or love for the outdoors.

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