Paul

Pronunciation: pa-hu-hl
Origin: Italy
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Paul is a boy's name of Latin origin, derived from the Roman family name Paulus or Paullus, which means "small" or "humble". The name has a strong association with Christianity, as it is linked to the disciple Saint Paul, a key figure in spreading the teachings of Jesus and preaching the gospel in the Bible. The name Paul is popular in countries and ethnicities with a Christian heritage, including Catholicism and Protestantism. The origin of the name Paul can be traced back to the Latin adjective "paulus" or "paullus," which means "small," "humble," "least," or "little". It was a common name in Ancient Rome, and its use continued to spread throughout Europe and beyond. The name has been borne by numerous notable figures, including the famous painters Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, the actor Paul Newman, the musician Paul McCartney, and the legendary American lumberjack Paul Bunyan.

Paul Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Paul is currently #519 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Paul is currently #519 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Paul is currently #512 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Paul is currently #512 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Paul

  • Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer known for his work as a member of The Beatles and his successful solo career.
  • Paul Newman: Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, race car driver, and philanthropist known for his roles in "Cool Hand Luke," "The Hustler," and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." He passed away in 2008.
  • Paul Rudd: Paul Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer known for his roles in "Clueless," "Ant-Man," and "This Is 40."
  • Paul Walker: Paul Walker was an American actor known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast & Furious" film series. He passed away in 2013.
  • Paul Simon: Paul Simon is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his work as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel and his successful solo career.