Gender: Female Meaning of Pepper: "berry" Origin of Pepper: English from Latin

Pepper Origin and Meaning

The name Pepper is a girl's name of English origin meaning "berry".

Parents are beginning to scan the whole spice shelf for inspiration, picking up on Saffron, Sage, and Cinnamon -- and opening up a chance for this spiciest possibility of all; used for peppy TV characters.

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Pepper's International Variations

Piper (Romanian) Biber (Turkish) Pilipili (Swahili) Koshoo (Japanese) Peppar (Swedish)


clairels Says:


A good name for a black cat.

Ashley Holland Says:


My 3 year old is Pepper and she certainly lives up to her name. Most of our family and friends loved the originality of her name and others have really grown to love it. We never get any jokes and the comparison we get is Pepper Potts, not salt and Pepper. Granted she's only 3 but this little girl can hold her own and I don't see anyone giving her any grief.

Ccppww Says:


Would you say this to someone's face, or are you simply enjoying the anonymity of the internet?

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


Except, she would go by her last name, not first name. Like if her name was Pepper Andersen, she would be Dr. Andersen, not Dr. Pepper

Floris Says:


But a very cute and spunky nickname!
Maybe for somebody called Penelope, Perrine, Philippe, Petunia or even Petra :)

Lola Says:


Pepper is an adorable pet name and a (hem) unique human name. /:

ThistleThorn Says:


This name is almost mean. I mean, you couldn't stick with like Piper or something?

Amanda Says:


My daughter is named Pepper and I think it's beautiful and spunky of course ;)

strawberrything Says:


I only think of Pepper from American Horror Story.. not such a good namesake.

hamwan Says:


Peppa Pig, not Pepper Pig.

Ccppww Says:


My eldest is a Pepper and she lives up to her name! I'm so glad my husband talked me out of Paprika, because that way out there to me (pregnancy hormones!).

Nooshi Says:


I know a Pepper, and it has aged beautifully. It has the same spunky appeal as Pippa, in my opinion.

writtenmania Says:


hey, you! want to spice up your life? name your girl pepper.

YSL Says:


My puppy's name is Pepper...I can't imagine it on a person.

Canne2006 Says:


Like Pepper Potts from Ironman? Her real first name was Virgina, though.

Illabeth Says:


All I can think of is Pepper Pig. It's a cute nick name for a child, but can you imagine this on an adult? Oh lordy, I just thought, if the child went to medical school and became Dr. Pepper....

NaomiNY Says:


All I think of when I hear Pepper as a name is Pepper Saltzman from "Modern Family" lol XD

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Nope. It wouldn't work.

Candler Says:


A little too coquettish to name a child, imo.

CocoWhite Says:


Has a certain charm, but I don't think this is something I'd want to give to my kid. Too spicy.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Really? I can't. It's too out-there for most parents nowadays. It would also be associated too much with the food. Most would just turn to the safer Piper.

MaryKathryn Says:


This name is so cute, I can definitely see it rising to the top of the charts!

Waverly123 Says:


Pepper means "Berry". I thought it would be a "word name" or a "spice". Interesting.

Fish and chips and vinegar, vinegar, Fish and chips and vinegar, pepper, pepper, pepper, salt! - The song.