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Baby Name Penelope

Meaning of Penelope - What does the name Penelope means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: Greek
Name Meaning: Popular name of uncertain origin borne in Greek mythology by Odysseus' wife, who for twenty years patiently awaited his return. Some believe the name is derived from the Greek penelops (a kind of duck), since Penelope was said to have been exposed to die as an infant and was fed and protected by a duck. Others think it might be derived from pane (thread on a bobbin) and give it the definition "weaver, worker of the loom," for Penelope spent her time weaving and unweaving while she waited for her husband to return
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