Scripts Πηνελόπη(Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Probably derived from Greek πηνέλοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πήνη (pene) meaning "threads, weft" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "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.
Penelope and the Suitors by John William Waterhouse (1912)
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Entry updated May 29, 2020