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


Penny is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Penny?

Penny is an English short form of Penelope, which is a name from Greek mythology.

What does the name Penny mean?

Penny 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 Penny

Popularity of the name Penny

The name Penny is ranked #4902 overall.

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