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

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Penelope is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Penelope

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

What is the meaning of the name Penelope?

Penelope 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 Penelope

Variants of the name Penelope

Pénélope

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Popularity of the name Penelope

The name Penelope is ranked #1261 overall.

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