Gender: Female Meaning of Parthenope: "chaste maiden" Origin of Parthenope: Greek

Parthenope Origin and Meaning

Variation of Parthenia

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beachbear Says:


Teacher: "Parthenon Smith?"
Parthenope: "Nope."
Teacher: "Stop being a smart aleck, Parthenon, and answer the roll."

lizway Says:



kpearl8 Says:


I was saying par-then-OH-pee and I didn't like it. par-THEN-oh-pee is much prettier :)

kpearl8 Says:


Parthenia is a little easier to swallow.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


After years of writing it off as a name for either a pig or a horse, I am finally coming to understand the beauty, elegance and undeniable femininity that is Penelope. Parthenope, on the other hand, I don't think I could ever come to terms with. 'Parthen-' is a very alien and not particularly feminine sound, whereas the 'th' sound in the first half of the name is rather clunky and awkward to wrap my tongue around, even as a native English speaker. And the entire name, even with Penelope and Persephone around, still seems pretentious, out of place and not of this world. As such, it's not quite my cup of tea but, perhaps it'll catch on with others...

Essa Says:


That's exactly how I read it. It's pretty. I do still prefer Penelope and Persephone but I could really see this catching on as these two names climb.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name means "Virgin voice" in Ancient Greek, composed of the elements parthenos "virgin" and ops "voice". It was the name of a siren from Greek Mythology.

Myosotis Says:


Yes, as far as I know. Par-THEN-oh-pee I think (th like in three). I first heard it on a BBC audio CD so I'm assuming it's reliable to some extent, but don't hold me to it haha. Either way, I absolutely love it!

Essa Says:


To rhyme with Penelope and Persephone?