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What does Paulus mean?

Paulus /pau-lus/ as a boys' name. Paulus' name origin is Latin, and the name Paulus means "small". Paulus is a variant form of Paul (Latin) with the suffix -s.

Associated with: small (little)


Paulus has 1 variant: Paulos.

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

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

(female) Paulusie, Paulusty, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Paulus (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Paul (#201 a year ago), Pablo (#396), Paulo (#1942) and Paolo. Usage of these relations of Paulus was at its highest 54 years ago (usage of 1.28%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.15%, 88.3%), with the version Paul becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Paulus and corresponding names. (2014 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.