Penelope name - Meaning of Penelope

Penelope name - Meaning of Penelope

4.5/5 out of 149 votes.
Lucky Number
See Lucky Number 7 Meaning
Greek Mythology, English
pə-NEL-ə-pee (English)
Penelope Meaning
Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops) , a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer 's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as an English given name since the 16th century. Penelope originates in Greek language and means "weaver", although some sources also mention a derivation from an expression meaning "duck". In Homer"s Odyssey Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, and she is associated with marital faithfulness. It is also the name of an opera by Gabriel Faure, as well as a romantic comedy by Mark Palansky. It was popularized by the famous actress Penelope Cruz.

Penelope Related Names
Variant:, Penelopee, Penny
Diminutives: Pen, Penny, Pene (English)
Other Languages: Pénélope (French)

Penelope Celebrities
Penelope Cruz - actress, Penelope Corrin - actress, Penelope Delta - writer, Penelope Farmer - writer, Penelope Keith - actress, Penelope Lively - published author, Penelope Shuttle - writer, Penelope Windust - actress,

Rate this page:
Meaning of Penelope Name

Penelope name meaning. The meaning, origin, popularity and detailed name information of Penelope.

Search another name meaning