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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Rock, stone

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from pelle ‘skin’, probably used as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the skin.
  • French (Pellé) : nickname for a bald man, from Old French pelé, Latin depilatus ‘stripped (of hair)’.
  • Danish and North German : from the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of Peter.
  • German : from Middle Low German pelle ‘precious purple silk cloth’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for a maker of official and church vestments.

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