Petula Name Meaning & Origin

Petula

Pronunciation: pe-TOO-lə (key)

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Having the name Petula has interested many people young and old as to the origin as well as my nationality.
People often acknowledge that it is a rare name to come across and often think its the name of the flower Petunia, which gives it that elegance and sophisticated stereotype. Petula Clark also added to this with her stage and screen career being of 'pertness' - quality of being lively and confident; "there was a pertness about her that attracted him"

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Pet, Peta, Pep, Pepi, Peppy, Peps, Lula, Lulu, Tula

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Petula Clark's father, Leslie Clark, coined her first name, jokingly alleging it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. Her full name is Petula Sally Olwen Clark.

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Petula Clark, singer

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Petula named doll, Groovy Girls

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