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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French

Meaning & History

Either from Old French papin "pap (for kids)" a noun derivative of paper "to munch or eat" (from Late Latin pappare in origin a nursery word) as a nickname probably referring to a glutton. Or from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Papo related to Pépin.
Added 4/5/2023 by Paradiso36