First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pel

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Pel is of African origin and means "Gift of God".

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)
  1. (dated) pixel

pel was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Dutch, Italian, Lojban, Old French, and Romani

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pel

Pieter was born on February 22nd, 1852. He died on February 15th, 1919.


Eva was born in 1973.


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Popularity of Pel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pel U.S.
  White 16.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 79.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pel

People with the last name Pel are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Pel

  • How Popular is the name Pel? As a last name Pel was the 67,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pel is Sunday, May 4th, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Pel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pel: Your name in reverse order is Lep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lep. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 291 people with the last name Pel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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