Paul meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin and Greek
Usage: English, Hindi, German, French, Dutch, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Small, Weak and The Humble
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The famous and venerable unisex name Paul is originated from Latin and Greek used in English, Icelandic, French, Finnish, Norwegian, Hindi, Swedish, Dutch, German, Greenlandic and Danish languages, Paul means "Small, Little or The Humble". Paul is Paulus and Latin cognate of Paul. Also Paul is form of Paulus in English and German languages. It is celebrated on June 29th.

Variants of Paul

Paulus, Havel, Gallus, Palle, Palne, Paulin, Paulinus, Adrianpaul, Paulanthony, Hadrianus, Adrian, Anthony

Names that rhyme with Paul

Popularity of Paul

Paul was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 1394265 babies have been given the first name in 257 years. At its zenith in 1916, 26985 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 12nd position. However after 257 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still dominating the charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 50 baby names a whooping 109 times Also, Paul is a popular name in England and Wales given to over 7994 babies in 23 years. When at its peak in 1996, 898 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 72nd position. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 4 times Also, Paul is a popular name in Ireland given to over 28430 babies in 47 years. Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1978, 1814 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 3rd position. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 5 baby names 13 times Also, Paul was a very popular name in France. Over 416247 babies have been given the first name in 123 years. When at the peak of its usage in 1900, the moniker grabbed the 9th spot and 8774 baby boys were given the name. However after 123 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 10 baby names 10 times Also, Paul was among the popular names in New South Wales. Since emerging in 1952 around 35912 babies have been given the given name. When at the peak of its usage in 1966, it ranked 4th when 1474 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. After 43 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 5 baby names 5 times

A common name in Switzerland having over 1313 recievers in 18 years of usage. Currently the name is hotter than ever, 150 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 44th position. Also, Paul used to be a common name in Queensland, first appeared in 1976 and over 3268 babies have been given the name in 15 years. When at its peak in 1977,. After 15 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, Paul used to be a common name in Western Australia, first appeared in 1982 and over 184 babies have been given the name in 1 years. At its zenith in 1982,. After 1 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 10 baby names 1 times

Paul is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names. Recently in 2018, 68 babies were given Paul and it reached its peak ranking, 170 on boy names chart. There are over 1062 babies that have been given the name Paul in Belgium. Paul is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 600 names. Recently in 2016, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 521 on boy names chart when 27 babies were named Paul.

Paul is a rare baby name in Netherlands however it is still in use. And also in Western Australia. Over 184 people have been named Paul in Western Australia. However things change on global perspective, Paul is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 80 have the name as well as in, DR Congo, Nigeria, Germany, Uganda, Canada, Kenya, Australia, Tanzania and Cameroon. Also the baby name is popular in Philippines, Ghana, Romania, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, South Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Scotland, India, New Zealand, Madagascar, Wales, Rwanda, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Benin, Northern Ireland, Burundi, Chad, Burkina Faso, Peru, Ethiopia, Austria, Congo, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Togo, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Poland, Egypt, Mali, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Gabon, Angola, Indonesia, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Luxembourg, Venezuela and Dominican Republic. As per our research, over 6710000 people has been named Paul globally.

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Here's what numbers has to say about Paul

You have high aspirations in life. You are known for your lively spirit, eternal patience and lack of belief when it comes to love. You never take a leap of faith but do things with a plan. You would never cheat on your partner because you believe that only people who're mentally weak can commit that. Although you can't stand in one place for too long, if something catches your attention, you are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done perfectly.

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Namesakes of Paul

    Paul Valéry, French poet, essayist, and philosopher
  • Paul the Deacon, Benedictine monk, scribe
  • Paul J. McAuley, British botanist and science fiction author
  • Paul Lansky, American composer
  • Paul Reuter, German-born
  • Paul Dukas, French composer, critic, scholar and teacher
  • Paul Hindemith, prolific German composer, violist, violinist
  • Paul Martin, Paul Martin Jr
  • Paul Kruger, was one of the dominant political and military figures
  • Paul Touvier, French Nazi collaborator during World War II
  • Paul Paray, French conductor, organist and composer
  • Paul Chaudet, Swiss politician
  • Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer
  • Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor
  • Paul Pellisson, French author
  • Paul Janet, French philosopher and writer
  • Paul de Rémusat, son of the French politician Charles de Rémusat
  • Paul Mares, American early dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player
  • Paul Sarebresole, early composer of ragtime music
  • Paul Preuss, American writer of science fiction and science articles
  • Paul Moyer Limbert, clergyman
  • Paul Émile de Puydt,
  • Paul Petard, French botanist
  • Paul Bowles, American expatriate composer, author
  • Paul Gilbert, American hard rock/heavy metal guitarist
  • Paul Cérésole, Swiss politician
  • Paul Henri Mallet, Genevan writer
  • Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician and author
  • Paul Sabatier, others 9 August
  • Paul I of Constantinople, sixth bishop of Constantinople, elected first in 337 AD. Paul became involved in the Arian controversy which drew in the Emperor of the West
  • Paul Meyer, French philologist
  • Paul Scarron, French poet, dramatist, and novelist
  • Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer
  • Paul Peuerl, German organist, organ builder
  • Paul Creston, Italian American composer of classical music
  • Paul Coia, Scottish television presenter and continuity announcer
  • Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor, patron and impresario
  • Paul Cohen, American mathematician
  • Paul Ehrlich, Nobel prize-winning German-Jewish physician and scientist
  • Paul Héroult, French scientist
  • Paul the Apostle, Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age and
  • Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, German legal scholar
  • Paul Dirac, English theoretical physicist
  • Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher of science best
  • Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist,
  • Paul Ginsparg, physicist
  • Paul Broca, French physician, anatomist and anthropologist
  • Paul Graham, English born computer scientist, entrepreneur
  • Paul Gottfried, American paleoconservative philosopher, historian
  • Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic and literary theorist
  • Paul Robeson, American bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor
  • Paul Vixie, American computer scientist whose technical contributions include Domain Name System protocol design and procedure
  • Paul Allen, American business magnate, investor
  • Paul Keating, former Australian politician
  • Paul Reubens, American actor, writer, film producer
  • Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best
  • Paul Whitehouse, British actor, writer and comedian
  • Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, novelist
  • Paul Wertico, American drummer
  • Paul Auster, American writer and film director
  • Paul Molitor, American former Major League Baseball player and former manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • Paul von Hindenburg, 'Generalfeldmarschall' and statesman

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