Penelope
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
pə-NEL-ə-pee
Meaning
Weaver
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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.

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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

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