Penelope has origins in Greek. The etymology of the name was taken from the Greek word "penelops," meaning "duck," and "pene," meaning "weaver." Penelope can be translated to mean "industrious weaver." Connected to its Greek origins, Penelope is the wife of Odysseus in the Odyssey who spent twenty years weaving and unweaving cloth to fend off suitors while her husband was fighting in the Trojan War. In recent years, the name has been increasing in popularity in the United States.
Similar Names: Penny, Penelopi, Penna
Famous Penelope Names: Penelope Cruz (actress), Penelope Ann Miller (actress)