Penelope

Pronunciation: pe-hne-hlo-hpe-h
Origin: Greece
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Penelope is a feminine name of Greek origin, meaning "weaver" and "duck". The name can be traced back to Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey," where Penelope is the wife of the hero Odysseus and the queen of Ithaca. In the story, Penelope is known for her faithfulness to her husband and her craftiness in dealing with suitors while Odysseus is away fighting in the Trojan War. The name Penelope has gained popularity in recent years and is among the most popular names for girls in various countries, including Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States.

Penelope Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Penelope is currently #152 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Penelope is currently #67 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Penelope is currently #149 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Penelope is currently #67 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Penelope

  • Penelope Cruz: Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress known for her roles in films such as "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "Volver," and "Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Penelope Wilton: Penelope Wilton is an English actress known for her roles in "Downton Abbey," "Shaun of the Dead," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
  • Penelope Spheeris: Penelope Spheeris is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter known for her documentaries "The Decline of Western Civilization" and the comedy film "Wayne's World."
  • Penelope Ann Miller: Penelope Ann Miller is an American actress known for her roles in "Carlito's Way," "Awakenings," and "The Artist."
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: Penelope Fitzgerald was an English novelist, poet, essayist, and biographer known for her works "Offshore" and "The Blue Flower." She passed away in 2000.