The name Penelope is of Greek origin and means "With A Web Over Her Face." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Actresses with the name Penelope include Penelope Cruz and Penelope Ann Miller. Penelope Delta was a Greek writer and Penelope Fitzgerald was an English actress and mistress of King Edward VIII. In Greek mythology, Penelope was the faithful wife of Odysseus and the mother of the god Pan. Other fictional characters include Penelope Clearwater in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Penelope Garcia is a character on the TV show, Criminal Minds.
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