Pauline Name Meaning & Origin

Pauline

Pronunciation: paw-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Pauline:

Feminine diminutive form of Paul (small).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Paulina

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Comments and insights on the name Pauline: | Edit

It's not a common name heard nowadays (2000s)

I like Paula better

Pauline reminds me of fragility dainty-like

A good girl's name

The Pauline I knew was not a good girl!

Pauline's and Paula's are naughty girls.

French and classy

Personal experiences with the name Pauline: | Edit

My Pauline was graceful and beautiful

My ex was named Pauline and she was like a firecracker! Nasty little thing.

Had a neighbor named Pauline who was a real dingaling

Nicknames for Pauline: | Edit

Polly, Paul, Paula, Lili, Paulini Zucchini, The Paulster, Pitten

My name is Pauline and most of my friends either call me Paul or Paulini Zucchini

Meanings and history of the name Pauline: | Edit

Small and humble
French origins

Famous real-life people named Pauline: | Edit

Pauline Sinclair (b. 2015) - daughter of actor Vin Diesel
Pauline Bonaparte - Sister of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
Pauline Lafont - French actress
Pauline McLynn - Irish actress (known on TV sitcom Father Ted)
Pauline Davis-Thompson - Bahamian Sprinter (Olympics 2000)
Pauline Cushman - American actress
Pauline Betz - American tennis player
Pauline Nordin - Swedish Bodybuilder
Pauline Frederick - American actress
Pauline Hopkins - American novelist and playwright
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot - French road racing cyclists
Pauline Johnson - British silent film actress
Pauline Garon - Canadian silent film actress
Pauline Hanson - Australian right-wing extremist political leader
Pauline Hopkins - African/American novelist

Pauline in song, story & screen: | Edit

Pauline Fowler, character on BBC series "EastEnders"
Pauline Fossil, main protagonist of the film Ballet Shoes, portraied by Emma Watson

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