Pelle

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Swedish pet form of Per, Petter and Peter (see Petrus) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Danish pet form of Peder (see Petrus) [8]

3) Finnish short form of Pellervo [3]

Related Names

Pele
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Danish Greenlandic
Pelle
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Danish Finish Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Pälle
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Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Pelle
Genitive: Pelles
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Pelle
Genitive: Pellen
Partitive: Pelleä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Pelle
Genitive: Pelles
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Pelle
Genitive: Pelles

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Main character in Martin Andersen Nexø's novel Pelle Erobreren (1906-1910)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 0 1636 2316
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 1450 n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 224 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 56
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Pelle(m) Sources: [9][10][11][12]

Sources: [9] [10] [11] [12]

References

  1. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi