Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Rock, stone
Boy name variations
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 Frenchpelé, 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.