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Meaning and name origin

Pauline \pa(u)-li-ne\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pauline is "small". Pauline is a variant of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul. Also a variant of Paulina (Latin): a feminine diminutive form of Paul in use for nearly 2000 years.


Pauline has 4 variant forms: Pauleen, Paulene, Paulyne, Polline.


Pauline is a very popular first name for females (#133 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13194 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pauline for girls. Pauline reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Pauline and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Paulina (#953), Paula (#990) and Pauline. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paula, Paulina, Pauline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Cauline, Paolina and Paulie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pauline.