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

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 might be called Pen (and might blush to reveal his full name), a girl could be Penny or Rosie.

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