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The Name Paul - Origin and Meaning of Paul
  



The Name Paul - Origin and Meaning of Paul


Gender

Masculine

Origin of the Name Paul

Latin

Usage of the Name Paul

English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical

Meaning of the Name Paul

The name Paul comes from the Roman family name Paulus meaning "small" or "humble" in Latin.

Famous Bearers

Paul the Apostle, or Saint Paul (c. 5 - c. 64) was an early Christian missionary and writer who was the author of thirteen epistles (Epistles of Paul) in the New Testament.
Bearers of the name include Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906), a French painter; Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903), a French painter; Paul Newman (1925 - 2008), an American actor and film director; Paul McCartney (born 1942), an English singer, songwriter, and one of the founding members of The Beatles.
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