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What does Pauli mean?

Pauli Pronunciation of Pauli [pauli] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Pauli) is of Latin derivation, and the name Pauli means "small". Pauli is a variant form of Paul (Latin).

Associated with: small (little).


Pauli has 4 variants: Paolo, Paulie, Paulo and Pauly.

20 more relations via Paul: Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Pasha, Pauel, Paulin, Paulino, Paulinus, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulson, Paulus, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll and Poul.

Creative forms:
(male) Parli, Peli, ..

(female) Pauci, Pauri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pauli Dan (P.D.), ..

How popular is Pauli?

Pauli is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15269 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Paul (#200 via latest list), Pablo (#393), Pavel, Paulo and Paolo are the prominent alternative forms of Pauli (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Pavlo, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Pauli reached its apex in the 1960s (usage of 1.3%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.1%, 88%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo, Paolo, Paul, Paulo, Pavel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Pauli is pronounced similarly to Paley and Pali. Other recommended names are Hali, Harli, Juli, Karli, Pall and Vali. Like Pauli, these names are not commonly used.

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