US Popularity:74
Meaning:Weaver; Duck
Penelope is a feminine name of Greek origin. It translates from its original tongue to “weaver” and "duck," and can be traced as far back as the Ancient Greeks as depicted in Homer’s Odyssey. In this tale, Penelope was the queen of Ithaca and the wife of the hero Odysseus. While Odysseus fought in the Trojan War, the much sought after Penelope would remain faithful to her husband and delay her suitors by pretending to weave a seemingly neverending burial shroud. Craftiness like this makes the name perfect for a baby that is part of a family of creatives. Penelope is an elegant name for the lovers of classics among us, but it can be clipped to the ever-chic nickname Penny if that’s more your style.

Penelope Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Penelope is currently #79 on The Bump
Girl:Penelope is currently #56 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Penelope is currently #74 in U.S. births
Girl:Penelope is currently #23 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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