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Gender: Male Meaning of Pelham: "tannery town" Origin of Pelham: English

The name Pelham is a boy's name of English origin meaning "tannery town". Pelham and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Pelham

Pelham Grenville "P.G." Wodehouse, English novelist
Pelham Francis "Plum" Warner, English cricketer
Pelham Humfrey, English composer
Pelham George "P.G." von Donop, British officer and footballer; godfather to P.G. Wodehouse

Pop Culture References for the name Pelham

"The Taking of Pelham 123," novel by Morton Freedgood, filmed in 1973 and 2009
HerbertBertiePelham, 5th Marquess of Hexham, character on TV's Downton Abbey