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In Lithuanian the word "pele" means "mouse".
-- monie  3/22/2005
It's pronounced pe-LAY.
-- Jenna R  8/5/2005
It's actually pronounced PAY-lay.
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
Pele is the stage name of a dancer in the excellent novel "Eden Burning" by Elizabeth Lowell.
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
Pele is the name of a famous soccer player.
-- Master_Kirby  7/11/2006
Actually, the famous Soccer star is Pelé. He was the greatest Brazilian Soccer player of all time. Full name is Edison Arantes Do Nascimento.
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  7/5/2008
Pele' is the name of the highest scoring, greatest soccer/football player in the world having made 1281 goals in 1360 games.

His full name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento. His childhood nickname was "Dico."

Pele' or "Pel" was a childhood nickname, which he didn't like. In Hebrew Pele means miracle or wonder.

Pele' Began playing soccer in a Brazilian minor league at 16. He was the youngest to play in World Cup finals.
Pele' ranks #1 in career goals. 1, 280 in 1, 360 games
He also holds the world record for hat tricks. 92 in total.
Pele' was inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999.
-- Nameofthegame  3/28/2011
Was also the Goddess of destruction and creativity.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
This name is ugly. It sounds like "peel", which will lead to teasing. It is also too heavily associated with the soccer player and the volcano in Martinique.
-- bananarama  9/23/2009
This name doesn't sound like "peel" at all. It's pronounced PAY-lay, long "a" sounds.
I think it's a very beautiful name. My godfather is Hawaiian, so I'm familiar with some Hawaiian names (like Leilani and Kalella, the latter not on this site as far as I know). This happens to be my favorite Hawaiian name.
-- erb816  11/12/2009
You could also use this as a male name in honour of Brazilian football Pelé. His nickname is pronounced pe-LAY but English-speakers often say it PELL_ay, and it has no meaning in Brazilian Portuguese. In his autobiography he says that he has no idea how he got the nickname and neither do any of his friends.
-- keepitreal  1/27/2011
Pele means skin in Portuguese.
-- theadiragram  7/22/2011

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