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Gender: M Meaning of Penrose: "top of the heath" Origin of Penrose: Cornish and Welsh place-name

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Penrose, an ancient place-name and surname derived from several villages in Cornwall, Wales, and the Welsh border country of England, might work as a first name though we feel the second syllable makes it better suited as a girls' name than a boys'. While a boy Penrose could be called Pen (and might blush to reveal his full name), a girl could be Penny or Rosie.

Famous People Named Penrose

Norwood Penrose "Pen" Hallowell, Union Army officer in the American Civil War

Pop Culture References for the Name Penrose

Llewellin Penrose, character in "Mr. Penrose: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman" by William Williams