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 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).
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).