Meaning: Historically a surname, Pepper is gaining popularity as a first name as well. This name has roots in both England and North Germany and can refer to a hot-tempered person. It’s also a nickname for a person of small stature. Most often, however, it refers to a trader — a “spicer” or “pepperer.”
About This Name: There are only a few people with the first name Pepper in cultural history: Two of them are saxophonist Pepper Adams and baseball player Pepper Martin. In the realm of fiction we have Marvel’s famous character Pepper Potts and Suzy Pepper, a character in Glee. There is also a soda called Dr. Pepper, and it’s been around since the 1880s. And the movie The Adventures of Pepper and Paula featured a dog named Pepper.
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