Origin of PaulClassical Latin Paulus (or Classical Greek Paulos), Roman surname, probably from paulus, small: akin to paucus, few
An example of Paul is the famous actor with the last name Newman.
- (original name Saul) (died 67?); a Jew of Tarsus who became the Apostle of Christianity to the Gentiles: author of several Letters in the New Testament: his day is June 29also Saint Paul
- 1754-1801: czar of Russia (1796-1801): son of Catherine II & Peter III
- (born Alessandro Farnese) 1468-1549; pope (1534-49)
- (born Giovanni Battista Montini) 1897-1978; pope (1963-78)
- Alternative form of pawl.
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From Latin Paulus, from paulus (“small").
- Among the watchers at Charlestown was a brave young man named Paul Revere.
- Then there would not be war because Paul Ivanovich had offended Michael Ivanovich.
- While Paul was dressed in jeans and a golf shirt, brother Joseph—never "Joe"—sat stiffly in creased slacks and dress shirt.
- Paul made this telephone message—for when we weren't home.
- A Paul Weber crossed in and out of the great north on the dates I ran.