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The name Penelope is of Greek origin, and means bobbin weaver.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Penelope has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Penelope
Use of the Name Penelope for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
17,910 7,532 1,366 1,366 1,366 786 420
The table below indicates the number of times the name Penelope has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Penelope
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18809175  
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18839026  
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18869747  
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18919929  
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192295961  
192397559  
192496064  
192592166  
192693864  
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193583069  
1936655102  
1937502173  
1938487187  
1939325367  
1940299441  
1941272550  
1942267670  
1943279637  
1944265678  
1945304511  
1946290638  
1947272793  
1948276780  
1949297680  
1950305645  
1951332567  
1952360529  
1953365539  
1954396481  
1955435419  
1956476382  
1957461422  
1958485386  
1959495388  
1960549317  
1961566310  
1962585286  
1963541320  
1964612267  
1965588264  
1966644222  
1967598255  
1968568284  
1969531343  
1970571315  
1971736204  
1972677220  
1973679220  
1974761184  
1975848158  
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2001944234  
2002713346  
2003710366  
2004642420  
Totals:  17,910 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Penelope as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Penelope appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 54 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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