Poul

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Danish[edit]

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Poul

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

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 65 832 males with the given name Poul have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Poul m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Poul: Poulsson
  • daughter of Poul: Poulsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Poul
Accusative Poul
Dative Pouli
Genitive Pouls

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German pfāl, ultimately from Latin pālus, possibly via a Proto-Germanic intermediate. Cognate with German Pfahl, Dutch paal, English pole, Swedish påle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Poul m (plural Péil)

  1. stake
  2. post

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Paul, brought to England by the Normans, itself from Latin Paulus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Poul

  1. A male given name.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: Prologue:
      And ran to Londoun unto Seinte Poules

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