Penelope

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

Penelope is a ♀ female name.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of 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

Alternate spelling of Penelope

Pénélope

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Name Statistic: Penelope is ranked #1219 overall ↓ -20

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 1549 ↑ 36
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 572 ↓ -5
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 1187 ↑ 70
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 499 ↓ -3
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 1713 ↑ 59
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 1869 ↓ -19
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 1725 ↑ 70
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 1079 ↑ 5
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 2009 ↑↑ 740
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1006 ↑ 72
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 605 ↓ -15
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 699 ↓ -7
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 385 ↑↑ 7031
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 2874 ↓ -36
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1441 ↑ 67
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 600 ↑ 44
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 3087 ↓ -5
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 1744 ↓ -32
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 502 ↓ -28

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Name Penelope

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