What does Pauline mean?
Pauline /pau-line/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the name Pauline means "small". Pauline is an alternate form of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul. Pauline is also a form of Paulina (Latin).
Pauline▼ has 18 more related variations via Paula, Paulina: Paola▼, Paolina, Paule, Pauletta, Paulette▼, Pauli, Paulie, Paulita, Paulla, Paullette, Pauly, Pavia, Pavla, Pavlina, Pola, Polina, Pollie▼ and Polly▼.Kreatif forms: Padline, Paulime, Payline. [more]
How popular is Pauline?
Pauline is a very popular first name for females (#133 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#23547 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Pauline for girls. Pauline reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Pauline and corresponding names. Paola (#679 the previous year), Paula (#990), Pauletta, Paulette, Paulina (#953), Pollie and Polly are the prominent variation forms of Pauline. Forms like Paulene are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4209%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0473%, down 88.8%), with forms such as Paola, Paula, Paulina, Pollie and Polly falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Cauline. This name tends to be less commonly used than Pauline.