What does Penna mean?
Penna /pen-na/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and Penna means "weaver". Penna is a variant transcription of Penelope (Greek): from "pene". Compare last name Penno.
How popular is Penna?
Penna is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12096 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Penna (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 are Penelope (#42 last year), Pennie and Penny (#808). Forms like Penney are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5203%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3833%, down 26.3%), with the forms Pennie and Penny becoming less fashionable. Penelope (#42) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name having a rekindling in popularity. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Penna and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Penna is alike in pronunciation to Pania, Panya, Penee, Pennee and Peony. Other recommended similar baby names are Denna, Genna, Jenna▲, Kenna, Lenna▼, Nenna, Venna and Zenna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Penna.