"tannery town"

Pelham Origin and Meaning

The name Pelham is a boy's name of English origin meaning "tannery town".

Pelham, a place-name surname, could work well as a first, despite its slightly arrogant air. It's what the P in P.G. Wodehouse stands for.

Famous People Named Pelham

  • Pelham Grenville "P.G." WodehouseEnglish novelist
  • Pelham Francis "Plum" WarnerEnglish cricketer
  • Pelham HumfreyEnglish composer
  • Pelham George "P.G." von DonopBritish officer and footballer; godfather to P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham in Pop Culture

  • "The Taking of Pelham 123" novel by Morton Freedgood, filmed in 1973 and 2009
  • Herbert “Bertie” Pelham5th Marquess of Hexham, character on TV's Downton Abbey

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