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What does Paulus mean?

Paulus Pronunciation of Paulus [paulus] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the name Paulus means "small". Paulus is a variant form of Paul (Latin).

Associated with: small (little).


Paulus has 1 variant: Paulos.

17 more alternative forms via Paul: Pablo, Pal, Paolo, Pauel, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulino, Paulinus, Paulo, Paulsen, Paulson, Pauly, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo and Poul.

Creative forms:
(male) Palus, Pelus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Paulus Omer (P.O.), ..

How popular is Paulus?

Paulus is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6317 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Paulus (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Paul (#200 a year ago), Pablo (#393), Paulo and Paolo. Usage of these relations of Paulus was at its highest 55 years ago (usage of 1.28%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.15%, 88.4%), with the version Paul becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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 Adulfus, Aeolus, Aiolus, Brutus, Cadmus, Caius, Carolus, Catullus, Dacius, Darius, Fabius, Faunus, Faustus, Fawnus, Gaius, Guus, Hampus, Jairus, Janus, Jarius, Julius, Kadmus, Lugus, Magnus, Magus, Manus, Marcus, Marius, Markus, Mateus, Maurus, Pablos, Paley, Pali, Pall, Paris, Parkes, Parks, Parris, Pats, Paxtun, Phauns (see Alphonse), Phelps, Pincus, Pinkus, Pius, Pollux, Rasmus, Rastus, Romulus, Rufus, Seumus, Taurus and Vasilus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paulus.

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