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When the sirens didn't manage to lure in Odysseus' ship to make it crash on the rocks in the shallows due to Odysseus' cleverness, Parthenope threw herself into the sea and drowned. The city of Naples was also named Parthenope in ancient times, because it was founded on the spot where Parthenope's body washed up on shore according to legend.
nienke09  5/5/2017
Pretty. I like Greek names ending in -ope. I'd spell it as Parthenopi, though, so as to ensure people won't pronounce it incorrectly.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2016
Florence Nightingale's sister Frances Parthenope (1819-90) was given her first name after her mother Frances and her middle name (which she went by) after Parthenope, an ancient Greek name for the region of Naples, where she was born. She married Sir Henry Verney and was a writer.
Just Jonquil  7/21/2016
Why does every other Greek or Latin name have someone calling it pretentious in the comments? Maybe some people actually put some thought into naming their children--daughters, in this case--and don't want their daughters to be another Emily, Madison, Sarah, or other really common name. I, for one, happen to think Parthenope is lovely.
erb816  5/31/2010
This name is very snobbish and pretentious. It sounds like a name that was used by upper-class people in the Victorian era. Ironically, I find the similar-sounding name Parthenia to be lovely.
bananarama  3/15/2010
Pronounced par-THEN-uh-pee.
erb816  10/15/2009
I am afraid ops does not mean voice. It's the face. The appearance.
pavlina  4/27/2009
I love Parthenope's nostalgic, willowy, aromatic beauty.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2009
"Parthenophobia" is an abnormal and persistent fear of virgins or young girls.

Now that's out of the way, it is a stunning name. Beats Persephone, hands down.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2008
Parthenope is also a name given to the Italian city of Naples.
lady murasaki  8/11/2007
Florence nightingale, a famous nurse, had an older sister called Parthenope.
pocho-mole  5/31/2006

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