70+ Acceptable Nicknames for Penelope

A name like Penelope is classic and timeless, but it can be a mouthful.

In this article, we have listed all the good nicknames for Penelope we know, so if you don’t feel like calling her Penelope, you will find acceptable alternatives.

However, before we list all the other names you can call someone named Penelope, let’s examine the origin of the name, Penelope.

Penelope pronounced Pe-nel-a-pee has its origins in Greek mythology. In the Odyssey, Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, who faithfully waited for his return for 20 years. Penelope means “weaver” in Greek, and the name Penelope symbolizes commitment, loyalty, and wisdom.

While Odysseus was away, one of the tricks Penelope employed in tricking her unyielding suitors was to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus’s elderly father, Laertes, claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. She weaved all day, and at night, she undid it, only to start again in the morning.

List of Nicknames for Penelope

Penelope Nicknames

Now, we get to the nicknames for Penelope; cute nicknames, short nicknames, popular nicknames for Penelope and any names for Penelope you know:

Short Penelope Nicknames

So, what are the popular Penelope nicknames?

  1. Elle
  2. Ellie
  3. Eppie
  4. Pe
  5. Pie
  6. Pip
  7. Pippi
  8. Pia
  9. Oppy
  10. Pipa
  11. Popi
  12. Pippa
  13. Peeps
  14. Pen
  15. Pena
  16. Penna
  17. Nell
  18. Nellie
  19. Pen-pen
  20. Lopi
  21. Lala
  22. Lola
  23. Lollie
  24. Lope
  25. Poe
  26. PJ – This is using the initials of the first name and middle name. For example, Penelope Jane.

Cute Penelope Nicknames

If you need cute nicknames for someone named Penelope, here are some cute Penelope nicknames:

  1. Penny – More popular because of the Big Bang Theory character.
  2. Lupe – From the Tv show, One day at a time.
  3. Lupita – From the Tv show, One day at a time.
  4. Peepee
  5. Pippin
  6. Penalapie
  7. Nellopie
  8. Pilliopino
  9. Pepper
  10. Cantalope
  11. P-pie
  12. Poppy – Similar to the poppy flower.
  13. Ploppy
  14. Elope
  15. Lopey
  16. Loopie
  17. Lopes
  18. Popaki
  19. Penay
  20. Posy
  21. Polly
  22. Pixie – Unexpected but cute.
  23. Poops – I guess the “s” added makes it sound better.
  24. Sweet P
  25. Henny Penny
  26. Peeny ah lope
  27. Poppet
  28. Peeny
  29. Lenny
  30. Nell Bell
  31. Nellie Bellie
  32. Nellypipi
  33. Lollipop
  34. Pepsi – Another food inspired nickname.
  35. Punky
  36. Penge
  37. Pennylope
  38. Plum
  39. Sweet Pea
  40. Peanut – Penelope becomes P, P becomes Pea, Pea becomes Peanut.

Penelope Variations and similar names

Here are some international variations of the name, Penelope. These are also great nicknames for Penelope:

  1. Penina
  2. Penelopa – Spanish
  3. Pelcha
  4. Peneli
  5. Pipitsa
  6. Pinelopi – Greek
  7. Pelcia – Polish
  8. Pepelope – French
  9. Peniel – Hebrew and a masculine form

Famous People Named Penelope

Famous people are a popular source of nickname, and Penelope is a popular female name in the United States. Here are some famous people named Penelope:

  • Penelope Cruz – Spanish actress
  • Penny Jamieson – Female Bishop of Dunedin in the Anglican Church of New Zealand from 1989 to 2004
  • Penelope “Penny” Oleksiak – Canadian swimmer
  • Penelope Disick – Kourtney Kardashian and Scotts Disick, daughter
  • Penelope Houston – American singer-songwriter
  • Penelope “Penny” Heyns – South African Olympic swimmer
  • Penelope – Harry Porter’s friend is also a famous fictitious character

If you know any excellent Penelope nickname, be a dear and add it in the comment sections.

3 thoughts on “70+ Acceptable Nicknames for Penelope”

  1. Have you heard of “Bunty” as a nickname for Penelope? On the latest version of the “Father Brown” TV series from the BBC, there is a character they call “Bunty” but her Christian name is Penelope.


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