Paul

Gender:boy

Meaning:small

Origin:Latin

Pronunciation:pawl

Variations:Pawel, Paull

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Paul is a great traditional name that is would be a great choice for any baby boy. It is also the name of many great actors, singers and designers, so it is clearly a name made for success!

Detailed Meaning

Paul comes from the Latin name ‘Paulus,’ originally a Roman nickname meaning ‘small’ or ‘modest.’ St Paul is considered the cofounder of the Christian Church. He proceeded to recruit many people across the eastern Mediterranean, but was beheaded in Rome in the culmination of hostility from officials.

Famous People With This Name

Sir Paul McCartney is a famous British singer and musician who was a member of the band, The Beatles. Paul Newman was a famous American actor known for his role in “The Color of Money.” Sir Paul Smith is a British fashion designer who created the brand of the same name.

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname option for Paul is Paulie, although that may be confused with the girl’s name, Polly.

Related Names

Paul can also be spelt Paull or Pawel.

Stories Featuring This Name

Paul Varjack is one of the main characters in the film version of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Paul Edgecombe is a character in the film, “The Green Mile,” played by Tom Hanks. Paul Trueman is a character on the British soap opera, “EastEnders.”

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