Paulina

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See also: Paulīna

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina, feminine form of Paulinus, derivative of Paulus, from paulus (small). Name of a third century saint.

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act V:Scene 3:
      O grave and good Paulina, the great comfort / That I have had of thee!
    • 1991 Peter Hedges, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Simon & Schuster (1999), ISBN 0671038540, page 60:
      She smells like expensive soap and her teeth are shiny-white. She does not in any way look like her name. It's not her fault that she was born in a time when people believed in names like Wanda, Dottie and Betty. She's more of a Vanessa or Paulina.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Revived in the nineteenth century but rare today, Pauline being the preferred form.

Anagrams[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina.

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina

  1. Essive singular form of Pauli.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina.

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina

  1. A female given name.

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pawˈli.na], [pa.uˈli.na]
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Proper noun[edit]

Paulina f (masculine Paweł)

  1. A female given name.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina.

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Paulina.

Proper noun[edit]

Paulina

  1. A female given name.