Parthenope


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: “maiden voice”
Pronunciation (par-THEN-uh-PEE)
Παρθενόπη

In Greek mythology, it is the name of a nymph who seduced Odysseus, as well as the daughter of King Ancaeus of Samos. It is also the name of an Ancient Greek settlement in Naples

It was borne by Frances Parthenope Verney (1819-1890), writer, journalist and elder sister of Florence Nightengale.

Other unusual forms include:

  • Parthénope/Parthénopé (French)
  • Partenope (Serbo-Croatian/Italian)
  • Parténope (Portuguese: very obscure)

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