Name Pénélope Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Pénélope


Pénélope is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name 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.

What does the name Pénélope mean?

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

Variants of the name Pénélope


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Popularity of the name Pénélope

The name Pénélope is ranked #1452 overall.

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