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What does Pepe mean?

Pepe \p(e)-pe\ as a name for boys is of Spanish, Hebrew and Portuguese origin, and the meaning of the name Pepe is "Jehovah increases". Pepe is a variation of Jose (Spanish, Hebrew): variant of Joseph. Pepe is also a derivative of Pedro (Spanish, Portuguese): filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.


Pepe has 45 different forms via Jose, Joseph, Pedro: Che, Giuseppe, Giuseppino, Iosef, Iosep, Iosif, Iosip, Jessop, Jessup, Jo, Jodi, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Joop, Joos, Josef, Joseito, Joselito, Josep, Josephe, Josephus, Josif, Josip, Joss, Josue, Joszef, Jozef, Osip, Pedrio, Pepito, Peppi, Petrolino, Piero, Pietro, Pino, Pipo, Sepp, Seppi, Yousef, Yusif, Yussuf, Yusuf, Yusup and Yuszef.

Pepe has 1 feminine form: Pepita.


Pepe is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5917 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey (#686 last year), Jose (#76), Josef, Joseph (#20), Josephus, Josue (#269), Pedro (#354), Pietro, Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are the prominent related forms of Pepe (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.403%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3262%, down 19.1%), with forms like Jodie, Jody, Joey, Josef and Pedro becoming somewhat dated. Josue (#269), Yousef (#766) and Yusuf (#589) are three of the more chic boy names in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Pepe and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giuseppe, Jodie, Jody, Joey, Jose, Josef, Joseph, Josephus, Josue, Pedro in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pietro, Yousef, Yusuf in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Josef, Joseph outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pepe is alike in pronunciation to Pip and Pope. Another recommended similar baby name is Pete. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pepe.