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Name Penelope

Name Penelope`s page # 4628. Gender feminine

Name Penelope backwards (ananym): Epolenep

Meaning of the name Penelope

Ancient Greek name (Πηνελόπη) [Pinelopi] which actually means - "faithful wife", which was derived from the word (πηνέλοψ) [pinélops] - "teal (duck)". Teal - known for their fidelity ducks.

In Homer's Odyssey, Penelope is the faithful wife of Odysseus, who keeps her suitors at bay in his long absence and is eventually rejoined with him.


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