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What does Paulson mean?

Paulson Pronunciation of Paulson [paul-son] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Paulson is "small". Paulson is an alternate form of Paul (Latin).

Associated with: small (little).


Paulson has 1 variant: Paulsen.

11 more related forms via Paul: Pablo, Paolo, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulino, Paulo, Paulos, Paulus, Pauly and Pavlo.

Creative forms:
(male) Paulton, Polson, ..

(female) Paulera, Paulpie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Paulson Aleksander (P.A.), ..

How popular is Paulson?

Paulson is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1705 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Paulson (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Pablo (#393 via latest list), Paolo, Paul (#200) and Paulo. These forms of Paulson were favored by parents 55 years ago (median #993) and are now much less conventional (#1148, 88.4%), with the version Paul becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Babson, Babsson (see Babson), Carlson, Carlsson, Carlton, Carson, Colson, Coulson, Dallton, Dalton, Daulton, Dawson, Daylon, Dayson, Earlston, Earlton, Elson, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Garson, Gaylon, Gillson, Gilson, Hallton (see Halton), Halton, Hansson, Hudson, Jacson, Jaelon, Jailon, Jaison, Jalon, Jamison, Janson, Jansson, Jason, Jaxson, Jaylon, Jayson, Judson, Karlson, Karlsson, Karson, Kason, Madison, Madyson, Mahlon, Maldon, Masson, Maxson, Nealson, Nelson, Nilson, Pablos, Parson, Parton, Paterson, Patton, Paxon, Paxton, Payton, Pearson, Pearsson, Pierson, Ralston, Salton, Samson, Sanson, Talmon, Tanson, Tayson, Waldon, Walton, Watson and Waylon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paulson.

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