Paul - boys name

Paul name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Paul name meaning:

The name Paul is derived from the Latin name Paulus, which means "small" or "humble." It has biblical origins and holds significant religious and historical value. In the Bible, Paul was an important figure, initially known as Saul, who underwent a transformation and became one of the most influential apostles of Jesus Christ. His writings and teachings played a crucial role in shaping early Christianity.

As a name, Paul has been widely used throughout history, denoting qualities such as humility, strength, and devotion. Boys named Paul often display characteristics such as kindness, compassion, and a strong sense of duty. They are known for their deep-rooted sense of spirituality, as well as their ability to lead and inspire others. Pauls are often seen as reliable and trustworthy individuals, making them excellent friends and companions.

In summary, the name Paul carries a deep historical and religious significance. It conveys qualities of humility, strength, and devotion, and those named Paul are often known for their kindness, compassion, and leadership abilities.

Origin: Biblical

Small, little.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Paul , Boghos, Boulus, Paaveli, Paavo, Pabla, Pablo , Paolo , Pauel, Paula , Paulette, Paulina , Pauline , Paulino, Paulos, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawl, Pawly

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Overall UK ranking: 489 out of 4789

81 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (233)

Historical popularity of Paul

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