Meaning of Penelope

Penelope is a French name for girls.
The meaning is `loyal, faithful`
The name Penelope is most commonly given to American girls. (2 times more often than to English and Welsh girls.)

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From `pene`. Mythology: Penelope, wife of Odysseus, fended off suitors by weaving during the day and unraveling at night a tapestry she said had to be completed before she would wed another husband. The name has come to signify a loyal, capable, and clever woman. The name is also possibly derived from the Greek name `penelops` for a kind of duck that was said to have rescued and nurtured Penelope when she was exposed to die as an infant. Model Penelope Tree; parenting expert Penelope Leach; actresses Penelope Ann Miller, Penelope Cruz.

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