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Gender: female
Pronunciation: PEN-ee
Meaning: weaver, duck
Related Names: Penee, Penelope, Penna, Pennee, Penney, Penni, Pennie, Pennylynn, Peoney

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: penny Origin: Greek,, Meaning (no case): weaver, duck



The name Penny is the short form or nickname of Penelope, a Greek name meaning “weaver.” [1]In Homer's Odyssey, Penelope was the faithful wife of Odysseus. His return from the Trojan War took ten years, during which time Penelope was confronted by many suitors. To stall for time, she insisted on completing a funeral shroud for her father-in-law before marrying again. All day she would weave a portion of the shroud, only to unravel it again during the night. [1]


According to the Social Security Administration, the name Penny as a stand alone name ranked in the top 1000 names beginning in the mid-1930s. It became a favorite throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, ranking in the top 100 names for girls from 1962 to 1965. Its popularity began to decrease in the 1970s and 80s, however, and it has not been listed in the top 1000 names for girls since 1987. [1]

  • 1987: Rank = 947
  • 1986: Rank = 802
  • 1985: Rank = 671
  • 1984: Rank = 632
  • 1983: Rank = 602
  • 1982: Rank = 523
  • 1981: Rank = 445
  • 1980: Rank = 407
  • 1970: Rank = 157
  • 1960: Rank = 113
  • 1950: Rank = 161
  • 1940: Rank = 282


  • A penny is a coin or unit of currency used in several English-speaking countries including Australia, Canada, Britain, and the Untied States. [1]
  • According to the 1990 U.S. Census, the surname Penny is a common one, ranking 3218th. [1]


  • Penny – character in the film Inspector Gadget
  • Penny Halliwell – character in the show Charmed
  • Penny Parker – character in the television show MacGyver
  • Penny McCoy – fictional character from Where’s Huddles
  • Penny – character portrayed by Linda Wallem in the film Alice


As a surname:



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Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about PennyRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning weaver, duck  +
Meaningnc weaver, duck  +
Name penny  +
Origin Greek  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation PEN-ee  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Penee  +, Penelope  +, Penna  +, Pennee  +, Penney  +, Penni  +, Pennie  +, Pennylynn  +, and Peoney  +
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