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What does Pen mean?

Pen Pronunciation of Pen [pen] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Pen) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Pen is "enclosure; hill". Pen is a version of Penn (Old English).

Associated with: old english, hill (mountain).


Creative forms:
(male) Pien, Pin, ..

(female) Pela, Pely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pen Octavio (P.O.), ..

How popular is Pen?

Pen is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22283 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Penn is the only prominent alternative form of Pen (not in Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Pen reached its apex less than a decade ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Penn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pen is alike in pronunciation to Pain, Paine and Payne. Other suggested similar names are Ben, Den, Ken, Len, Per and Ren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pen.

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