Origin of the name PELLEAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PELLEAN.
The Maimed King. Supposed to be the same as Pellam.
... In the Grand St. Graal
we read not of Peleur, but Pellean, said to have been called the Maimed
King on account of his having been "wounded in the two thighs in a
battle of Rome." The other king in the same context is called
Pelles; but he is there
made a descendant of Pellean, and not brother to him. In the Huth
manuscript of the Merlin,... Pellean reads Pellehan,
king of Listinois, which after Balyn's dolorous stroke was known as the
Terre Gastee and the Terre Foraine. This romance calls Pellehan's
demon brother Garlan or Gallan, who appears as Garlon
in Malory's narrative, where the good brother, who trying to avenge
Garlon's death is wounded by Balyn, is called Pellam.
The other good brother, Pelles, has,... to be sought here under the
names Pelles and Pelleas,
though the latter can only be a modification of the French nominative
Pelleans, of the name Pellean of the Maimed King, of which Malory makes
Pellam; nor is this the whole of the confusion in Malory's pages, for he
treats Pellam and Pelleas as in no way related to one another, while he
confuses Pelles and Pellam. But all this, and a good deal more,
may be regarded as the result of his having compiled from different
sources. (Studies in Arthurian Legend, Rhys, 1891)