Usage Arthurian Romance
Other Forms FormsPeles, Pellas, Pelleur
Possibly a corruption of BELI or PWYLL, or a derivative of Cornish peller "enchanter". In Arthurian legends this was the name of the Grail King, sometimes called the Fisher King, son of Pellehan (Beli Hen - i.e. "Beli the Old") and brother of PELLINORE (Beli Mawr - "Beli the Great"). He was also the father of Elaine and grandfather of Sir Galahad.