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What does Pascal mean?

Pascal Pronunciation of Pascal [pas-cal] as a boys' name is pronounced pahs-KALL. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pascal is "Easter child". French name. 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.

Associated with: philosopher.


Pascal has 9 variants: Pascale, Pascalle, Paschal, Paschalis, Pascoe, Pascual, Pascuale, Pasqual and Pasquale.

Creative forms:
(male) Pacal, Paspal, ..

(female) Pasna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pascal Jencarlos (P.J.), ..

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. Demographics)

Pascal reached its highest position of #1279 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Pascal are Paschal, Pascual, Pasqual and Pasquale. Usage of these relations of Pascal reached its peak a century ago (usage of 0.03%), but now, the version Pasquale has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pascal, Paschal, Pascual, Pasqual, Pasquale in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pascal and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cathal, Danal, Daneal, Danial, Danyal, Darral, Deshal (see Deshan), Faical, Faisal, Faizal, Faycal, Faysal, Gamal, Hamal, Harpal, Ismal, Jahmal, Jalal, Jallal, Jamaal, Jamal, Jammal, Kamal, Laval, Magal, Manual, Marschal, Marshal, Meical, Mical, Mishal, Natal, Pace, Paco, Pagan, Pagiel, Paice, Pal, Pall, Palmar, Pancho, Parnel, Parsafal, Parsefal (see Percival), Parsifal, Pasha, Pauel, Paul, Pavel, Pawel, Payce, Pazel, Peal, Pincas, Rafal, Randal and Ysmal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pascal.

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