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Gender: Male Meaning of Pendleton: "overhanging settlement" Origin of Pendleton: English

The name Pendleton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "overhanging settlement". Pendleton and is often added to lists like Names with Military Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Pembroke's brother.

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Famous People Named Pendleton

Pendleton "Pen" Ward, American animator who's best known for creating the American animated series 'Adventure Time'
Austin Pendleton, American actor
Nathaniel Pendlton, American judge and lawyer

Pop Culture References for the name Pendleton

Murphy Pendleton, protagonist of the game "Silent Hill: Downpour"
Pendleton, American outdoor clothing company
Camp Pendleton, major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps
Forsythe Pendleton Jones II, aka FP Jones from the Archie comics and the TV show Riverdale, played by Skeet Ulrich
Forsythe Pendleton Jones III, aka Jughead Jones from the Archie comics and the TV show Riverdale, played by Cole Sprouse


lesliemarion Says:


Now, I agree that Pembroke is a bit British butlerish, but Pendleton I adore. I think of wooly Pendleton shirts and Camp Pendleton (a military base I think). It seems plenty masculine to me and I like Pen as a nickname.