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pinWhat 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, with the suffix -ine, of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul. Pauline is also a form of Paulina (Latin).


Pauline has 4 variants: Pauleen, Paulene, Paulyne and Polline.

Pauline has 18 more relations 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]

pinHow 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. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pauline name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pauline outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pauline, Paola, Paula, Pauletta, Paulette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paulina, Pollie, Polly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paulina outside U.S.

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A recommended similar baby name is Cauline. This name tends to be less commonly used than Pauline.