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Gender: Female Pronunciation: pell-ay Origin of Pele: Hawaiian goddess of fire

The name Pele is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin. Pele and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fire and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Pele is a female name in Hawaiian culture that could make a provocative choice for a modern girls. Others might think you named your daughter after the all-time great soccer player, but the simple, exotic, and lovely name Pele has mythological roots.

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Famous People Named Pele

Pele Lee (b. 2010), daughter of TV personality Kennedy and snowboarder Dave Lee

Pop Culture References for the name Pele

In Portuguese "pele" means "skin"


P R Says:


This is the Island version of the name Pele. so it's not pronounced Pel-ay, It's pronounced Peh-leh (eh as in egg).

In Samoan it means someone who is dearest to you, darling, beloved.

It can also be used as a nickname or shortened version for Pelenatete (peh-leh-nah-teh-teh), which is Bernadette in Samoan. Bernadette means brave.