Paul

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English[edit]

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From Latin Paulus, from paulus (small).

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Paul

  1. In the New Testament, Apostle to the Gentiles and author of fourteen epistles.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
    • 1848 Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son: Chapter 1:
      'He will be christened Paul, my - Mrs Dombey - of course.'
      She feebly echoed, 'Of course,' or rather expressed it by the motion of her lips, and closed her eyes again.
      'His father's name, Mrs Dombey, and his grandfather's! I wish his grandfather were alive this day! There is some inconvenience in the necessity of writing Junior,' said Mr Dombey, making a fictitious autograph on his knee; 'but it is merely of a private and personal complexion. It doesn't enter into the correspondence of the House. Its signature remains the same.'
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A city in Idaho.

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Paul

  1. A male given name, a variant of the much more popular Poul.

Estonian[edit]

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Paul

  1. A male given name, cognate with the English Paul.

Finnish[edit]

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From the Swedish, German or English Paul. Cognate with the older Finnish Paavo.

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Paul

  1. A male given name.
    • 1946 Anni Swan, Pauli on koditon, WSOY (1960), page 21:
      —Sanohan ensin mikä nimesi on?
      —Pauli.
      —Pauli, toisti Anna hitaasti. Minulla oli ennen pieni, Paul niminen veli, lisäsi hän.

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  • More common in the vernacular form Pauli.

French[edit]

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Paul

  1. Paul (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Paul m (genitive Pauls)

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Paul.

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Norwegian[edit]

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Paul

  1. A male given name. Popular variant: Pål. Feminine form: Paula.

Swedish[edit]

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Paul

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Paul.

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