Pavel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Pavel

Pavel

Pronunciation: PAH-vehl (key)

Origin of the name Paul:

From the Latin Paulus, which originated as a Roman family name derived from paulus (small). Paul was the adopted name of Saul of Tarsus, a Jewish Roman citizen converted to Christianity by a vision of Christ which blinded him for several days. He became one of the great missionary apostles and authored several New Testament epistles. Paul is regarded as cofounder of the Christian Church.

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Pablo, Pasha, Paul

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Meanings and history of the name Pavel: | Edit

Russian, Czech and Slavic form of Paul.

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Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov, Russian Winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, Russian cosmonaut.
Pavel Bure, Russian born hockey player who played in the NHL, nicknamed the "Russian Rocket".
Pavel Datsyuk, Russian NHL player for the Detroit Red Wings.

Pavel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Pavel Chekov, character portrayed by Walter Koenig in the original Star Trek series, and by Anton Yelchin in the 2009 movie.

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