The meaning of the name Peniel is Face Of God. The origin of the name Peniel is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
In the Hebrew Bible, Penuel/Peniel is a place name near Succoth on the east side of the Jordan river and north of the river Jabbok. There is a Peniel Bible Camp in Lake Luzerne, NY.