About PenelopeGo back to names list
Penelope is a lovely traditional name that continues to sound youthful and sweet – the double “p” sounds really make the name pop!
This female name comes from the Greek mythology of Penelope who was the wife of Odysseus. In this love story Penelope waited for twenty years for her husband to return home. She refused to remarry and now in literature her name has come to be associated with faithfulness.
Famous People With This Name
Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress best known for her role in the Woody Allen film, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Penelope Keith is a British actress known for her roles in the British sitcoms “The Good Life” and “To the Manor Born.” Penelope Tree is an English supermodel who was prominent in the Swinging Sixties in London.
A popular nickname option for Penelope is Poppy, but Pippa, Nell, Poppy and Polly are also good choices.
Penelope can also be spelt Penelopi, Penelopie and Penelopy.
Stories Featuring This Name
Penelope Wilher is the main character of the 2006 film, “Penelope.” Penelope Pussycat is a character in the Looney Tunes animated shows. Penelope Clearwater is a character in the Harry Potter series.
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