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

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Famous People Named Penrose

Norwood Penrose "Pen" Hallowell, Union Army officer in the American Civil War
Roger Penrose, mathematician
Penrose the cat, a character created by Theoni Pappas; named after the mathematician

Pop Culture References for the name Penrose

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

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