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What does Pepe mean?

Pepe [pepe] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Pepe is "Jehovah increases". Pepe is an alternate spelling of Jose (Spanish, Hebrew): form of Joseph. Pepe is also a derivative of Pedro (Spanish, Portuguese): filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.


Pepe has 8 different relations via Jose, Joseph, Pedro: Che, Pepito, Peppi, Piero, Pino, Pipo, Sepp and Seppi.

Pepe has 1 feminine form: Pepita.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Pepen, Peper, ..

(female) Peper, Pese, ..

How popular is Pepe?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Che, Jose (#76 last year), Joseph (#20) and Pedro (#354) are the prominent related forms of Pepe (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Pepito, are uncommon. These relations of Pepe were popular during the years 1910-1919 (average #633) and have become much less popular since (#612, 66% less usage), with the form Joseph becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the history of Pepe and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Che, Jose, Joseph, Pedro in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Pepe is alike in pronunciation to Pip and Pope. Other recommended names are Cope, Pace, Page, Peak, Peal, Peale, Peder, Peel, Peele, Peer, Peleh, Pell, Pen, Penn, Pepper, Per, Perce, Perez, Perl, Pete, Peter, Petr, Petre, Pike, Piper and Pyke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pepe.