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A unisex name with nickname options. Penn for a boy or girl. Rosie, Posy or Penny for a girl.
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Penrose is a surname and a place-name, there is a little village that is called Penrhos in Gwynedd, Wales, a Penrose is in New Zealand, and a Penrose in New South Wales. Penrhos Castle is located in Monmoutshire and is basically just a mote now after it was attacked. Penrose comes from the Celtic pen meaning “head” or “top” and ros which means “heath” or “moorland”. The first time a variation of Penrose was used as a surname was in 1195, the man was named Philip de Penros. There was a Sir Charles Vinicombe Penrose who was head of a squadron that worked with the army in the Peninsula war 1813.
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