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What does Pavel mean?

Pavel Pronunciation of Pavel [pavel] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Pavel is "small". Pavel is a variant form of Paul (Latin).

Associated with: small (little).


Pavel has 1 variant: Pavle.

16 more different relations via Paul: Havel, Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Paolo, Pasha, Pauel, Pauli, Paulo, Pauly, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll and Poul.

Creative forms:
(male) Parvel, Plavel, ..

(female) Paveli, Paven, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pavel Dereck (P.D.), ..

How popular is Pavel?

Pavel is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#21039 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pavel entered the list in 2004 and reached its peak position of #1809 in the U.S. in 2008, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Paul (#200 the previous year), Pablo (#393), Paulo and Paolo are the popular related forms of Pavel. Other forms, like Poul, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Pavel reached its highest 6 decades ago (usage of 1.3%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.1%, down 88%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Avel, Cadel, Cael, Capel, Carel, Carvel, Dael, Darel, Daviel, Fayvel, Flavel, Gael, Gamel, Gavrel, Hamel, Harel, Hazel, Hevel, Jael, Jamel, Jarel, Kael, Kapel, Karel, Lovel, Manvel, Marvel, Nagel, Pace, Paden, Page, Paget, Pagiel, Paley, Pall, Parnel, Parvez, Paten, Pazel, Peel, Powel, Rafel, Ravel, Sahel and Yael. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pavel.

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