Penny comes from the feminine Greek name Penelope and has captured the hearts of parents in the US. Penelope exudes elegance and is found in works as ancient as Homer’s Odyssey and essentially means “weaver.” The loyal wife of Odysseus, Queen Penelope strived to remain faithful to her husband in his absence despite her many gentlemen callers. Penny is a light and cheerful title with a lovely melodic sound. The word penny also inspires wealth, having positive associations with luck, patience, and prosperity. Penny is a chic choice if you’re looking for an adorable name with a classical origin.
Famous People Named Penny
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Penny MarshallDirector
Online Etymology Dictionary, Penelope, March 2020
Britannica, Penelope, Greek mythology, September 2023
Ancestry, Penny Family History
House of Names, Penny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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