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OTHER SCRIPTS: ភ្នំពេញ (Khmer)
OTHER FORMS: Panompin
Meaning & History
Means "Penh's hill" in Khmer, a combination of ភ្នំ (pnum)
"hill, mountain" and ពេញ (bpeuñ)
meaning "full", but referring to Lady Penh, a wealthy woman in Cambodian legend who built a new temple for the Buddha after a flood (today believed to be the temple of Wat Phnom). This is the name of the capital and most populous city in Cambodia
, formerly named Chaktomuk