Paul Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \paul\
Number in U.S 👶 1,400,000
Rate in 2021 474
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Latin

Paul Name Meaning

The name Paul is a name that has been used all around the globe. This name is a popular name for parents. Due to the name’s strong historical background, the name is a powerful choice in the name selection process.

This name means “ small “ or “ humble “ in Latin. Actually Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. He was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.


Popularity of the name Paul

The name Paul is one of the most popular names all around the world. Actually this is the 15th most popular baby name in New Jersey based on the 1954 researches. Only 865 babies in New Jersey have the same name as your baby in the year 1954.

A total of 26269 babies also bear the same first name during that year in the United states of America. From 1880 up to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was in the year 1957 with a total of 26985 babies.

Since 1880 to 2018, the given name was recorded 1394344 times in the SSA public database. This name first appeared in the gear 1880 and 301 new born babies were given this name. The name became popular in the year 1880 with a rank of 60 nationwide and was registered 301 times as a baby boy’s name.

Also this name became a popular name in Alaska in the year 1910. It ranked 3 with 6 babies. The all time high recorded for this name was in 1954 in the state of New York with 3025 baby boys. In fact, for the past 70 years, this name was recorded 969678 times in the SSA database.


Personality of the name Paul

Here we have the letter analysis of the name bellow

P is for peaceful l, your quiet times

A is for activities, for you have many

U is for understanding, you show for others

L is for little, the little things you do

If you are named “ Paul “, your name can be your heart’s desire and personality. This name is a name that signifies a freedom loving and free spirited individual. Actually nothing is conventional with your love of change and adventure. You make decisions by yourself. Your heart’s desire is to live a good and well organized lifeS


Famous people named Paul

Paul McCartney

Paul Walker

Paul Rudd

Paul Newman

Paul Simon

Paul Revere


Similar names to the name Paul

Padma, Panna, Palmer, Parker and Priya

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2/9/2023 9:44:08 PM

I love the name Paul. Classic, strong, undeniably male.

1/15/2023 11:05:02 PM

I love the name Paul, as It's the name of my fiancı. I just love the way It'sounds when I say his name. Our son will have his father's first name as his middle name. This is because we wanna give him his grandfather's first name as his first name too - Hugh.

12/27/2022 11:51:00 PM

I got stuck with the name. My mother chose it because it could not be shortened. I do not like the Biblical connotations given'that I am not Christian.

12/24/2022 11:50:50 PM

Paul, a man who is addictive and unforgettable. Someone who a woman, since a girl, has always desired to be close to. Distance is his kryptonite, and he will be yours. He is intelligent, sarcastic, and has an infectious laugh. Plays the guitar, has a crystalline voice which infects your veins with fluttering dragonflies. He is the one that was so close, yet got away for reasons you don't understand. His memory brings to mind Neruda poetry and hot summer nights.

12/17/2022 5:51:54 PM

paul tha thelame na doume kai tis dikes sou foto, se imyarestoyxe ki esena para poly, nomizv oti h douleia soy einai to idio aksiologi opos toy gianni, to site soy exei katapliktikes fotozoi

12/10/2022 5:10:22 PM

At one point we had many variations in my family of the name Paul. My father and my brother is named Paul. Paul's wife is named Paula as is my aunt on my mother's side. My sister was dating a man named Paul as was I.

11/20/2022 2:36:26 PM

Paul Evan Aarons is the best man in the world. ~Love you Paul ~~~~~Courtenay Noelle Colton~~~~

10/24/2022 7:34:42 PM

To add on to someone elses idea, i think Madalyn and Addison are good names so then you can call them Maddie and Addie.

10/23/2022 6:00:36 PM

It is funny. The name Paul means small but I am over three hundred pounds and six foot two. But I love the name. It makes me more inter'sted in Paul from the Bible.

10/11/2022 7:28:06 PM

my dad brother and neighbour are all called paul i think it is a great name because it is a manly name

10/11/2022 11:49:38 AM

well i enjoy my name because it is unique and people always say, WoW that is very pretty i've never heard that before!" Yes, people always mispronounce, but i have learned to enjoy that about my name. No i hardly no anyone with my name.

9/28/2022 9:07:18 PM

Very original and rare... Loove it! Not to mention the joy of sharing it with great people like Patti Smith. Or the pleasure of having a unisex nickname like PAT (very useful to have a unisex nickname, beli've me!)

9/27/2022 12:44:40 AM

I have not met many Pauls in my life. It is my Grandfather's name and my Uncle's name and they both started with little and died millionaires. St Paul in the Bible was a powerful cat, and wrote the most powerful parts of the Bible. I am a Paul too, I'm not a millionaire in dollars, but I have a life that is rich and rewarding beyond normal expectations. Like St Paul, the first part of my life was not so wonderful, but it ends up that all that 'bad' part was necessary to become the great guy I am today. My name has been a powerful and positive influence in my life. It is a good name to have, and a super great name to live up to.

9/18/2022 11:04:18 PM

I love this name!!! I love Paul!!! he's sexy! :P <3 Paul Coronado!!!

9/13/2022 2:38:32 PM

My son is named Paul. No questions about spelling and pronunciations. People often seem to have a positive association with the name and comment that their dad or uncle is named Paul.

9/12/2022 2:32:36 PM

Greatest name on Earth, Paul is definitely the manliest most attractive most super-hero-esque name'since James (Bond that is!)


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Paul?
The origin of the name Paul is Latin.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Paul?
*️⃣ How many people are named Paul?
Almost 1400000 people are named Paul.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Paul?
The names of James, Anthony, Adam, Omari, Quentin