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Penelope

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How popular is the baby name Penelope in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1886 7 7 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 8 8 0
1890 5 5 0
1891 9 9 0
1893 6 6 0
1895 5 5 0
1896 6 6 0
1898 5 5 0
1900 6 6 0
1902 5 5 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 5 5 0
1909 8 8 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 16 16 0
1915 31 31 0
1916 37 37 0
1917 32 32 0
1918 44 44 0
1919 49 49 0
1920 54 54 0
1921 45 45 0
1922 61 61 0
1923 58 58 0
1924 65 65 0
1925 66 66 0
1926 64 64 0
1927 57 57 0
1928 49 49 0
1929 43 43 0
1930 44 44 0
1931 37 37 0
1932 45 45 0
1933 40 40 0
1934 43 43 0
1935 69 69 0
1936 102 102 0
1937 173 173 0
1938 188 188 0
1939 368 368 0
1940 439 439 0
1941 546 546 0
1942 670 670 0
1943 643 643 0
1944 678 678 0
1945 509 509 0
1946 642 642 0
1947 797 797 0
1948 782 782 0
1949 680 680 0
1950 645 645 0
1951 568 568 0
1952 529 529 0
1953 537 537 0
1954 481 481 0
1955 419 419 0
1956 381 381 0
1957 422 422 0
1958 387 387 0
1959 388 388 0
1960 317 317 0
1961 310 310 0
1962 286 286 0
1963 321 321 0
1964 266 266 0
1965 264 264 0
1966 223 223 0
1967 255 255 0
1968 282 282 0
1969 345 345 0
1970 315 315 0
1971 204 204 0
1972 220 220 0
1973 222 222 0
1974 184 184 0
1975 159 159 0
1976 121 121 0
1977 119 119 0
1978 108 108 0
1979 100 100 0
1980 82 82 0
1981 77 77 0
1982 60 60 0
1983 65 65 0
1984 59 59 0
1985 55 55 0
1986 53 53 0
1987 63 63 0
1988 47 47 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 59 59 0
1991 61 61 0
1992 62 62 0
1993 54 54 0
1994 65 65 0
1995 92 92 0
1996 80 80 0
1997 99 99 0
1998 116 116 0
1999 102 102 0
2000 130 130 0
2001 235 235 0
2002 346 346 0
2003 367 367 0
2004 423 423 0
2005 513 513 0
2006 648 648 0
2007 794 794 0
2008 919 919 0
2009 1,294 1,294 0
2010 1,547 1,547 0
2011 1,870 1,870 0
2012 2,530 2,530 0
2013 4,280 4,280 0 #56 girl name
2014 5,078 5,078 0 #42 girl name
2015 5,921 5,921 0 #34 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Penelope baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,070 babies born with the name Penelope in the United States. That's more than enough Penelopes to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Penelope" was in 2015 with a total of 5,921 babies. (That's a lot of baby Penelopes)

According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Penelope" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 48 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 1,870 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Penelope" mean? The list below shows the origins of Penelope as well as things modernly associated with the name Penelope such as celebrities named Penelope.

Origin and Meaning of Penelope

The name "Penelope" is of Greek origin, and it means "With a web over her face". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pe*nel"o*pe
A genus of curassows, including the guans.

Etymology: From. L. Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, the hero of the Odyssey, Gr. Phnelo`ph

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
  2. (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Penelope was born in 1974 as Penelope Cruz Sanchez in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

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Penelope Ann Miller

Penelope Ann Miller is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Penelope was born in 1964 as Penelope Andrea Miller in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Penelope was born in 1946 as Penelope Alice Wilton in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.

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Arianny Celeste

Arianny Celeste is a model and ufc octagon girl with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Arianny was born in 1985 as Penelope Lopez in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Penelope

Penelope Disick
Penelope Pitstop
Penelope Spheeris
Penelope Trunk
Penelope Garcia
Penelope Soto

Alternative Meanings

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

Your name in reverse order is "Epolenep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enppeloe". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Penelope born Jun 11, 1968

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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