First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Rock, stone
First name variations: Pete, Petey, Pietor, Pytor, Petr, Pieter, Piotr, Pietro, Pedro, Pierre, Piers, Pierce, Peer, Pero, Piero, Peder, Per, Peadair, Petrus, Peterson, Perrin, Perkin, Perkins, Parnell, Parle, Parkin, Parkinson, Petrie, Petri, Petronio, Pierson, Péter, Petò, Petúr, Pyotr, Peter
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from pelle ‘skin’, probably used as a nickname
for someone with a peculiarity of the skin.
(Pellé): nickname for a bald man, from Old French
pelé, Latin depilatus ‘stripped (of hair)’.
- Danish and North German: from the personal name Pelle, a
vernacular form of Peter.
- German: from Middle Low
German pelle ‘precious purple silk cloth’, presumably a
metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for
a maker of official and church vestments.