Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: patronymic from Pepe, a pet form of
Giuseppe (see Joseph), or from pepe ‘pepper’, as
a nickname for a spirited or highly active person.
- Greek: patronymic from Albanian Pepa, a pet form of the
personal name Petros (see Peter).
- Greek: alternatively, perhaps a metronymic from Aromanian Pepa, a pet
form of the female personal name Despina.
- Greek: possibly also a patronymic from Italian Pepi, a pet form of
Giuseppe (see 1 above).
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