Penelope

Female

Meaning

The wife of the hero odysseus in greek mythology

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/pəˈnɛləpi/

Traits associated with the name Penelope:

Dogs named Penelope tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Penelope?

Naming your dog Penelope suggests that you have an appreciation for classic literature and a fondness for strong female characters. It also suggests that you have a creative and imaginative side.

Is Penelope a good dog name?

Penelope has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Penelope isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Naming your dog Penelope is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Penelope was, in the past month, the 481st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Penelope is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Penelope was viewed 101 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Penelope's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Penelope is most adored in South Dakota, Missouri and Rhode Island.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New York, Maryland and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Penelope.

Most popular breeds named Penelope:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Dachshund
  4. Boxer
  5. German Shepherd

Penelope is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes sweetness, referencing the loyal wife in Homer's Odyssey.

posh dog names
posh

Derived from Greek mythology, it exudes elegance and high-class sophistication.

greek dog names
greek

Wife of Odysseus and symbol of fidelity in Greek mythology.

british dog names
british

Popular in British literature, notably in Homer's Odyssey.

mythical dog names
mythical

Derived from Greek mythology, she was Odysseus' loyal wife, symbolizing faithfulness and patience.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in ancient Greece, it's now more common for grandmas than pups!

Dog names like Penelope:

A titan goddess with the gift of prophecy in greek mythology
Woman to fly across atlantic ocean.
Daphnis and chloe, is an ancient greek novel
A detective from the show law and order svu
A computer book.
Latin american for a bitter lady
Penelope dog name meaning

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