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Gender: M Meaning of Penn: "enclosure" Origin of Penn: English

This simple, elegant name offers something for many kinds of parents, from writers and history buffs to photographers to Pennsylvania dwellers. Most famous bearers are comedian Penn Jillette and Gossip Girl hottie Penn Badgley, both of whom were given this distinctive name at birth. Long obscure, Penn seems destined for greater usage.

More familiar as a surname, Penn has had a number of distinguished bearers, including Pennsylvania founder William, director Arthur, photographer Irving, and actor/activist Sean.

Famous People Named Penn

Sean Justin Penn, American actor and activist
Penn Dayton Badgley, American actor
Penn Fraser Jillette, American illusionist and comedian
William Penn, English founder of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Penn Dayton Badgley, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Penn

Penn Cage, main character in the series by Greg Iles
Pennyweather "Penn," a character in "Fallen" by Lauren Kate
"Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero," animated series and its main character
Penn, selkie in the "Watersong" series by Amanda Hocking
Penn, short form of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania

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