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)