What does Pauline mean?
Pauline /pau-li-ne/ 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).
Associated with: small (little)
(female) Paulime, Poline, ..
(male) Paulice, Paulipe, ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Pauline for girls. Pauline reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Pauline and corresponding names. Paula (#990 from current records), Paulene, Paulette, Paulina (#953), Paulita and Pollie are the prominent variation forms of Pauline. Other forms, like Polline, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Pauline was more pronounced a century ago (median #1270) and has become significantly diminished since (#1706, down 96%).
Recommended names are Carline, Catline, Cauline, Daline, Darline, Earline▼, Faline, Fayline, Gayline, Jaculine, Jaline, Juline, Karline, Katline, Laurine, Marline, Maurine▼, Paine, Pearline▼, Perline, Philene, Philina, Philline, Rayline and Souline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pauline.