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Updated June 9, 2019

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).

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