What does Pascal mean?
The Latin source derives from the Hebrew word for "Passover", the name of the springtime Jewish observance equivalent to the Christian celebration of Easter. Used as a given name in English-speaking countries only since the 1960s. Philosopher Blaise Pascal.
How popular is Pascal?
Pascal is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11340 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Pascal and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Pascal (outside Top 1000) are Pascual and Pasquale. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.331%) and is now significantly less, with the version Pasquale becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)