Bridgerton took the world by storm when it hit Netflix back in late 2020. Viewers from all over the world fell in love with the elegant (and gossip-filled) Regency era series that author Julia Quinn created and Shonda Rhimes brought to life on-screen. Set in London, the series follows the Bridgerton family as they navigate London’s competitive social season.
As Netflix’s most-watched English-language series, to say the show is beloved by fans is an understatement. Now a cult classic in the world of television, fans are still swooning over the costumes, music, steaming scenes, and….baby names? Expecting parents who are looking for some inspiration when it comes to naming their child might just find the answers here!
You don’t hear this name all too often, but after the Bridgerton series we’re convinced parents all over are going to be choosing this playful name for their little girls. Penelope is one of the Featherington daughters — all of them share their mother’s P initial.
Originating from Greek mythology, Penelope means “weaver.” She was the wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. It’s a classic name that even prior to Bridgerton was climbing the charts thanks to actress Penelope Cruz and Kourtney Kardashian who chose it for her daughter. According to Nameberry, since 2013 it’s one of the fast-rising female names and is currently the most popular girl name starting with the letter “P.”