Given Name PÉPIN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: PEP-in (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Frankish name of unknown meaning. It possibly means "awe-inspiring" from Frankish bib- "to tremble". This was the name of three majordomos of Austrasia including Pépin III the Short, who became the first Carolingian king of the Franks. He was the father of Charlemagne.

Categories

uncertain etymology
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Pipin, Pippin (Ancient Germanic), Pepijn (Dutch)
USER SUBMISSION: Pepín
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