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

Origin and Meaning

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

2) Danish pet form of Peder (see Petrus) [7]

3) Finnish short form of Pellervo [3]

Related Names

Pele
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Danish Greenlandic
Pelle
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Danish Finish Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Pälle
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Swedish

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[8]
0 0 1576 2210
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 1236 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 195 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 54
  #: 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: [8][9][10][11]

Sources: [8] [9] [10] [11]

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. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi