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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Penne

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  1. Pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends
  1. A type of short, diagonally cut pasta.

penne was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, and Italian

Notable Persons Named Penne

Penne Hackforth-Jones was an actress and biographer. Penne was given the name Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones on August 5th, 1949. She breathed her last breath on May 17th, 2013.


She was most prominent from 1989 to 1992. Penne was born on November 3rd, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Penne was born on September 3rd, 1969.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Penne

Jessica was born on January 30th, 1983 in Newport Beach, California.


Luigi Durand de la Penne is a military person. His military service ended in 1956.


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Popularity of Penne as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Penne U.S.
  White 88.82% 64.26%
  African American 1.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Penne

People with the last name Penne are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Penne

  • How Popular is the name Penne? Penne is the 16,588th most popular name of all time. As a last name Penne was the 65,244th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Penne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 485 babies born with the first name Penne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Penne to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Penne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Penne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Penne is Thursday, September 14th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Penne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Penne was in 1962 with a total of 93 babies.
  • Random Penne Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Penne is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Penne: Your name in reverse order is Ennep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ennpe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Penne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 304 people with the last name Penne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Penne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Penne as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.