Pénélope

♀ Name Pénélope – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Pénélope

Pénélope is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Pénélope

Pénélope is a French form of Penelope and is a name from Greek Mythology. She was the mother of Telemachus and the wife of Odysseus. Pénélope was known for her fidelity, because she delayed all suitors by telling them that she first had to weave a shroud for her father-in-law Laertes.

Meaning of Pénélope

Pénélope presumably means “weaver” (from ancient Greek “pḗnē/πήνη” = thread/weft + “lépein/λέπειν” = to peel/ to tear off or “óps/ὄψ” = eye/face). Besides, the ancient Greek word “pēnélops/πηνέλοψ” is a term for a type of duck, the “Eurasian wigeon”.

Pronunciation of Pénélope

Alternate spelling of Pénélope

Penelope

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Name Statistic: Pénélope is ranked #1666 overall ↑ 12

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 1463 ↓ -21
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 1253 ↓ -3
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 1947 ↑ 53
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 683 ↑ 10
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 1886 ↑ 42
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 1678 ↑ 47
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 831 ↓↓ -201
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 1633 ↓ -29
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 1721 ↑↑ 497
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1268 ↑ 49
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 1269 ↓ -31
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 1021 ↓ -50
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 7212 ↑↑ 393
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 2571 ↓↓ -266
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1641 ↓ -12
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 1330 ↓ -31
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 2640 ↓↓ -1824
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 898 ↑ 66
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 1318 ↓ -72

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