Paul Name Meaning & Origin

Paul

Pronunciation: PAWL (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Pablo, Paolo, Paulo, Pavel

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Nicknames for Paul

Paulie, Pauly, Poli-Wog, Po, Polo, Pistachio, Noodle, Pablo, Paulo, Pablito, Pa-wul, Pete, Pally Wally, Pauly-Pop, Paul-Paul, Bill, Paulus, Paulik, Paolo, Saul, Raul (Puerto Rican), Pascal, Pau, Pawski, Pavel, Paulobo

Meanings and history of the name Paul

Latin: small, little, humble, modest

Famous real-life people named Paul

Paul Bowles, American author
Paul Hamm, Olympic gymnast
Paul Cezanne, French Post-Impressionist painter
Paul Gauguin, French Post-Impressionist painter
Paul McCartney, singer/songwriter, a member of the Beatles
Paul Newman, actor
Paul Revere, American patriot
Paul Robeson, actor/singer/activist
Pauley Shore, comedian
Paul "Bono" Hewson, lead singer of U2
The Apostle Paul, more than just a NT missionary, wrote over half the NT and is considered by many historians to the second most influential figure in the history of Christianity behind Jesus Christ.
Paul Walker, Actor
Paul Rudd, Actor
Paul Harvey, radio broadcaster
Paul Simon, singer-songwriter
Paul Byrom, a member of the group 'Celtic Thunder'
Paul Wesley, American actor from the vampire diaries xxx
Paul Hurst - Special Security Officer

Paul in song, story & screen

Peter, Paul & Mary - folk group of the 1960s.
Paul Bunyon of folklore
New Testament missionary

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