Peninnah
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This name is pronounced pnee-nah in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
The meaning of the name (word) PENINNAH in Hebrew is a pearl, and that's why Pearl in the translation of the name in English, and Pearla in Spanish.
-- avner sasson  6/26/2006
A wonderful alternative to Penelope, I think.
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2008
Other forms are Penina and Pnina, both much more common than Peninnah. In Hebrew, it's pronounced p'NEE-na, with a very short space between the P and the N.
-- brilliantblue  4/1/2012
A famous bearer of the name Pnina (a more common variant form in Israel) is Pnina Tornai, a wedding dress designer. She specializes in over-the-top, glitzy, luxury gowns and is featured on the TLC show "Say Yes to the Dress."
-- brilliantblue  4/1/2012
The name does not mean just 'gem', but it is Hebrew for a pearl.
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2015

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