Family name origins & meanings
- Italian : patronymic from Pepe, a pet form of Giuseppe (see Joseph), or from pepe ‘pepper’, as a nickname for a spirited or highly active person.
- Greek : patronymic from Albanian Pepa, a pet form of the personal name Petros (see Peter).
- Greek : alternatively, perhaps a metronymic from Aromanian Pepa, a pet form of the female personal name Despina.
- Greek : possibly also a patronymic from Italian Pepi, a pet form of Giuseppe (see 1 above).