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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pepe

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pride, strong and alive!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

P is for passion, your fire!

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Notable Persons Named Pepe

Pepe is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, C.S. Marítimo B, C.S. Marítimo, FC Porto, and Portugal national football team. Pepe was born on February 26th, 1983 in Maceió, Brazil.


Pepe Reina is a soccer player for the S.S.C. Napoli, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona C, FC Barcelona B, Villarreal CF, Liverpool F.C., FC Bayern Munich, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football team. Pepe was born on August 31st, 1982 in Madrid, Spain.


Pepé Le Pew is a fictional character. Pepé is also known as Henry, Stinky, and Stinky (see [[#Cameo appearances.


Pepe Aguilar is a ranchera, mariachi, and pop music singer-songwriter and actor. His ongoing career started in 1980. Pepe was given the name Jose Antonio Aguilar on August 7th, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.


Pepe Mel is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, RSD Alcalá, CA Osasuna, CD Castellón, Real Betis, Granada CF, Benidorm CF, Getafe CF, Écija Balompié, and Angers SCO. Pepe was born on February 28th, 1963 in Madrid, Spain. Pepe is also known as Mel and José.


Pepe Serna is an actor. Pepe was born on July 23rd, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pepe

Pepe is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, C.S. Marítimo B, C.S. Marítimo, FC Porto, and Portugal national football team. Pepe was born on February 26th, 1983 in Maceió, Brazil.


Simone Pepe is a soccer player for the A.C. Chievo Verona, A.S. Roma, Calcio Lecco 1912, S.S. Teramo Calcio, U.S. Città di Palermo, Piacenza Calcio 1919, Udinese Calcio, Cagliari Calcio, Juventus F.C., Italy national under-17 football team, Italy national under-19 football team, and Italy nati. Simone was born on August 30th, 1983 in Albano Laziale, Italy.


Nicolas Pépé is a soccer player for the US Orléans, Poitiers FC, and Angers SCO. Nicolas was born on May 29th, 1995 in Mantes-la-Jolie, France.


Mark Sultan is a garage rock, garage punk, rock, and roll musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Mark was given the name Mark Antonio Pepe on November 14th, 1973 in Montreal.


Guglielmo Pepe is a military person.


Phil Pepe was a sports writer, author, and broadcaster. Phil was given the name Philip Francis Pepe on March 21st, 1935 in Brooklyn. He passed away on December 13th, 2015.


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Popularity of Pepe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pepe U.S.
  White 93.01% 64.26%
  African American 1.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pepe

People with the last name Pepe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pepe

  • How Popular is the name Pepe? Pepe is the 30,316th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pepe was the 6,313th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pepe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155 babies born with the first name Pepe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pepe to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pepe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pepe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pepe is Sunday, May 2nd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Pepe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pepe was in 1962 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Pepe Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pepe is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Pepe: Your name in reverse order is Epep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epep. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pepe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,405 people with the last name Pepe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pepe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Pepe as their last name.

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