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What does Pauline mean?

Pauline Pronunciation of Pauline as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the name Pauline means "small". Pauline is an alternate form of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul. Pauline is also a form of Paulina (Latin).


ASSOCIATED WITH small (little)


VARIANTS Polline, Paulyne, Paulene, Pauleen

RELATIONS VIA PAULA, PAULINA Paolina, Paule, Paulette, Pauli, Paulie, Paulita, Paulla, Pauly, Pavlina, Polina, Pollie



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How popular is Pauline?

Pauline is a very popular first name for females (#133 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#23547 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Pauline reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Paula (#793 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Paulene, Paulette (#1953), Paulina (#918), Paulita and Pollie are the prominent variation forms of Pauline. Other forms, like Polline, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Pauline was more pronounced a century ago (MEDIAN #1270) and has become significantly diminished since (#1666, DOWN 93%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pauline, Paula, Paulene, Paulette, Paulina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paulita, Pollie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Carline, Catline, Cauline, Daline, Darline, Earline, Faline, Fayline, Gayline, Jaculine, Jaline, Juline, Karline, Katline, Laurine, Marline, Maurine, Paine, Pearline, Perline, Philene, Philina, Philline, Rayline and Souline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pauline.

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