Penelope

August 10, 2014 § 9 Comments

ORIGIN:
Greek, meaning “weaver”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Pen, Pene, Penney, Pennie, Penny, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Penelope Carey (called “Penny“), a quiet old lady who loves children, in “Little Button-Rose”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

WRITERS:
– Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), English biographer, essayist, novelist, and poet.
– Penelope Halsall (1946-2011), English romance author who published under the pen names “Annie Groves”, “Caroline Courtney”, “Lydia Hitchcock”, “Melinda Wright”, and “Penny Jordan”.
– Penelope Lively (b. 1933), English author.

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