Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈpɛp.ɪn/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

VariantsPipin, Pippin
Other Languages & CulturesPepijn(Dutch) Pépin(French)
Same SpellingPépin
User SubmissionsPépîn, Pepín, Pepìn, Pepin



Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 300.
Entry added December 7, 2022