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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.
Other Languages & CulturesPipin, Pippin Ancient Germanic Pepijn Dutch
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Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute