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Origin and popularity of first name Penelope

Origin of first name

(Greek.) The name of a kind of bird, with a purple neck. The name of the most patient, true, constant, and chaste wife of Ulysses, given to her because she carefully loved and fed those birds. (Source : Geneanet)
Gender: Female
Name day: July 02 (Saint Penelope)

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