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What does Pauline mean?

Pauline Pronunciation of Pauline [pauline] 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).


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

Pauline has 11 more relations via Paula, Paulina: Paolina, Paule, Paulette, Pauli, Paulie, Paulita, Paulla, Pauly, Pavlina, Polina and Pollie.

Kreatif forms:
(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, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pauline name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Pauline and corresponding names. Paula (#889 from current records), Paulene, Paulette, Paulina (#878), 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 (#1681, down 96%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pauline, Paula, Paulene, Paulette, Paulina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paulita, Pollie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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