First recorded in 1515. Ultimately from Latin Paulus. Cognate to English Paul.
- A male given name borne by Latvian speakers.
- A transliteration of the Russian male given name Па́вел (Pável).
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ↑ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: There were 6 481 persons named Pāvels in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.