Paul meaning

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Paul Name Information

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

Paul Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Paul

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.


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The popularity of the name Paul

The name is Paul is one of the most popular names all around the world. This is the 15th most popular baby name in New Jersey based on the 1954 research. 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.

From 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 newborn 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. 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.


The personality name Paul

Here we have the letter analysis of the name bellow

P is for peaceful l, quiet times

A is for activities, for you have many

U is for understanding, you show to 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. Nothing is conventional with your love of change and adventure. You make decisions by yourself. Your heart desires to live a good and well-organized life


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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Comments on the name Paul
06/29/2023 16:30:09

This name Paul is more sound like girls word

06/17/2023 14:00:51

Name Paul is language polish , Latin, India ,Greek , Portuguese , French that is true ?

05/27/2023 09:43:13

I hate name Paul never been name for boy

05/24/2023 10:52:50

Paul is hard word to say name for boys and I hate name Paul that stupid word ever ?

05/24/2023 09:20:20

I very hate this name Paul and why can't say Paul property and Paul is stupid name for boys ?

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My son's name is Paul. Every Paul I knew was really a great person, very nice. he's not small. he's 6 foot 4 inches, 220 pounds.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I like my name only becasue it is rarely shortened (never by people who expect to speak with me again). Other than that - not a great name. St. Paul may have been a good man - but not the'sort of fella one wants to hang out with.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My Boyfriend's Name Is Paul. He Is Named After His Mother Paulette. I Like His Name But When We First Started Talking I Used To Pick At Him. But Now I'm Used To It.

11/30/2023 15:14:54

Paul is a timeless and very versatile name. Everywhere in the world there are people with this name (with different spelling, obviously). It'sounds really good - it has a positive feel to it. I really like that name!

11/24/2023 23:28:18

Well, my name is Sabrina and i've only met about 5 other people with my name. i love it because It's not too common but known enough that people pronounce it correctly

10/09/2023 11:34:32

The letter "X" had an influence from the arabic language and that is why the pronunciation of all the "X" became "J" in Spanish or "H" in English. Per example, Mexico, Mejico, Javier, Xavier, Ximena, Jimena. Therefore, the old phonetic pronunciation is "ks", and the most common is "J" in Spanish, "H" in English. Both pronunciation are right.

08/30/2023 05:51:24

I love my name Paul but the only thing wrong with it is that you can make so much fun of it: "Polywog," "Pollyanna," "Polygon," "Super Polygrip," and on, and on. Can be a tough name to have as a kid because of this. But I still like it and I'm still proud to have it as my name.

08/28/2023 18:35:24

I am fine with my name, but the thing I hate is that it is too common.

07/01/2023 13:26:32

I agree that It's a beautiful name but I'm sure there ARE millions of them *lol*. It's an old biblical name, used consistently through the centuries and still going strong. It is my husband's name as well.

07/01/2023 07:16:14

Since I changed my name to Paul I haven't killed a single person.

06/03/2023 14:47:16

I know 5 Pauls and every single one of them is short, like really short. I think its funny. But its a nice name too

05/24/2023 10:33:58

Paul Paul Paul. I love that name....Paul. WEEEEEEEE I love Paul Isn't it great??? Ok sorry about that. Now my real opinion.....Paul is a biblical person, and Paul is an easy name to say...for most people, and is great. Paul is not a name thats easy to be made fun of, so bullies can't really make fun of you using your name. Now I understand and I'make fun of the people that used to make fun of me. "LOL" OK Bye. *Paul PS:// If you don't like Paul..........Never Mind.

05/23/2023 18:59:24

awesome name, everyone can pronounce it and there are not millions of them. old name, but you don't have to be old to have it.

05/15/2023 16:43:46

some people have said that paul is an old is BUTTTT~~~~~ all the pauls i know are young and im talking 2020 baby!

03/24/2023 21:34:46

I'm glad that my parents named me Paul, since that is what everyone calls me.

02/09/2023 21:44:08

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

01/15/2023 23:05:02

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 23:51:00

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 23:50:50

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 17:51:54

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 17:10:22

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 14:36:26

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

10/24/2022 19:34:42

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 18:00:36

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 19:28:06

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

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.

09/28/2022 21:07:18

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!)

09/27/2022 00:44:40

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.

09/18/2022 23:04:18

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

09/13/2022 14:38:32

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.

09/12/2022 14:32:36

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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Paul FAQs

*️⃣ 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