Given Name PENELOPE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Πηνελοπη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: pi-NEL-ə-pee (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as an English given name since the 16th century.

Categories

animals, birds, celebrity babies, Hamtaro characters, Harry Potter characters, Looney Tunes characters
DIMINUTIVES: Pen, Penny, Pene (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Pénélope (French)
SAME SPELLING: Pénélope
USER SUBMISSIONS: Pénelopé, Penélope, Penèlope
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  England and Wales
2015
  France
2015
  Italy
2015
  New Zealand
2015