Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Weaver
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Penelope Boy)

In 2017 the name Penelope...

• was given to 6,639 baby girls
• was the 24th most popular name for baby girls
• was 736% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona
• was least popular in Mississippi, West Virginia, and Alabama
• was about as popular as Camila and Riley
Babies Named Penelope Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Penelope...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1989
• is 819% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 5411% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Nora, Arya, Mila, King, Wesson, Archer
• has the most opposite popularity history to Kathrine, Dennise, Margarita, Ruben, Joseph, Michal
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Penelope Per State
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Geographically the name Penelope...

• 21% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Luna, Sophia, Aria, Logan, Isaac, Alexander
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Jada, Journee, Kyleigh, Cason, Braylon, Malik
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Penelope by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Penelope are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Penelope will be the only kid named Penelope in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Penelope compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Penelope rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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