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Penelope

Penelope Meaning and Origin

The name Penelope is a girl’s name meaning “weaver” and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Penelope was the wife of the hero Odysseus and known for her faithfulness and cleverness. While Odysseus was away for many years fighting in the Trojan War and facing numerous challenges on his journey home, Penelope remained loyal and devoted to him, resisting the suitors who sought her hand in marriage. She famously kept herself busy by weaving and unweaving a shroud for her father-in-law, staving off their advances until Odysseus finally returned. Penelope has been a popular name throughout history and is still used today in many countries. It can be spelled in various ways, including Penelope, Penelopea, Penelopi, or Penelopie. It is also sometimes shortened to the nickname Penny.

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