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Gender: Male Origin of Pepe: Spanish variation of JosÉ Meaning of José: Spanish variation of Joseph

The name Pepe is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin. Pepe and is often added to lists like Variations of Joseph and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Le Pew. We don't think so, although it's a megacommon nickname name in Latino countries.

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Famous People Named Pepe

José Manuel "Pepe" Reina (Páez), Spanish footballer
Képler Laveran "Pepe" Lima Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
Marcos Paulo "Pepe" Aguiar de Jesus, Brazilian footballer
José Manuel "Pepe" Soares, Portuguese footballer
José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano, 40th President of Uruguay
Juan Ignacio "Pepe" Sánchez (Brown), Argentine basketball player

Pop Culture References for the name Pepe

Pepe Rey, main character in "Doña Perfecta" (1876) by Benito Pérez Galdós
Pepe the King Prawn, Muppets character
Pepe el Toro, main character in the Nosotros los Pobres film series
Pepé Le Pew, Looney Tunes skunk character
Pepe, character in the manga "Shugo Chara!"
Pepe, character in "Unseen Academicals" by Terry Pratchett
Pepe the Frog, aka "One Sick Meme"
Pepe, twin of Lupe in Pam Munoz Ryan's "Esperanza Rising"

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