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226k
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since 1880

Pauline

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Small
  • #322 All Time
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16k Paulina (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Pauline" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 144 144 0
1881 166 166 0
1882 204 204 0
1883 197 197 0
1884 230 230 0
1885 254 254 0
1886 276 276 0
1887 314 314 0
1888 393 393 0 #98 girl name
1889 415 415 0 #95 girl name
1890 475 475 0 #90 girl name
1891 455 455 0 #93 girl name
1892 526 526 0 #92 girl name
1893 551 545 6 #86 girl name
1894 656 656 0 #80 girl name
1895 734 734 0 #76 girl name
1896 761 756 5 #75 girl name
1897 778 778 0 #72 girl name
1898 900 900 0 #70 girl name
1899 817 811 6 #72 girl name
1900 1,104 1,104 0 #71 girl name
1901 938 938 0 #64 girl name
1902 985 985 0 #70 girl name
1903 1,042 1,042 0 #62 girl name
1904 1,243 1,243 0 #56 girl name
1905 1,390 1,381 9 #54 girl name
1906 1,436 1,428 8 #53 girl name
1907 1,591 1,591 0 #52 girl name
1908 1,707 1,702 5 #51 girl name
1909 1,903 1,896 7 #48 girl name
1910 2,166 2,153 13 #42 girl name
1911 2,354 2,345 9 #38 girl name
1912 3,172 3,163 9 #38 girl name
1913 3,646 3,636 10 #35 girl name
1914 4,707 4,699 8 #34 girl name
1915 6,345 6,334 11 #32 girl name
1916 6,679 6,655 24 #33 girl name
1917 6,918 6,896 22 #33 girl name
1918 7,238 7,222 16 #35 girl name
1919 6,985 6,972 13 #36 girl name
1920 7,199 7,179 20 #36 girl name
1921 7,158 7,139 19 #37 girl name
1922 6,824 6,811 13 #36 girl name
1923 6,728 6,709 19 #37 girl name
1924 6,730 6,720 10 #38 girl name
1925 6,750 6,729 21 #38 girl name
1926 6,391 6,360 31 #39 girl name
1927 6,042 6,009 33 #42 girl name
1928 5,421 5,386 35 #48 girl name
1929 5,052 5,027 25 #50 girl name
1930 4,680 4,653 27 #52 girl name
1931 4,212 4,190 22 #56 girl name
1932 3,921 3,900 21 #59 girl name
1933 3,561 3,542 19 #64 girl name
1934 3,470 3,446 24 #71 girl name
1935 3,096 3,076 20 #80 girl name
1936 3,006 2,979 27 #82 girl name
1937 2,838 2,817 21 #87 girl name
1938 2,673 2,664 9 #98 girl name
1939 2,436 2,412 24
1940 2,423 2,409 14
1941 2,360 2,351 9
1942 2,480 2,472 8
1943 2,469 2,459 10
1944 2,136 2,126 10
1945 1,984 1,976 8
1946 2,060 2,055 5
1947 2,187 2,178 9
1948 1,978 1,964 14
1949 1,917 1,917 0
1950 1,749 1,741 8
1951 1,624 1,618 6
1952 1,609 1,600 9
1953 1,568 1,568 0
1954 1,430 1,421 9
1955 1,351 1,351 0
1956 1,374 1,369 5
1957 1,345 1,338 7
1958 1,206 1,206 0
1959 1,217 1,217 0
1960 1,120 1,114 6
1961 1,137 1,137 0
1962 928 928 0
1963 1,038 1,032 6
1964 1,031 1,024 7
1965 872 872 0
1966 794 794 0
1967 695 695 0
1968 692 692 0
1969 646 646 0
1970 632 632 0
1971 546 546 0
1972 469 469 0
1973 431 431 0
1974 388 388 0
1975 340 340 0
1976 324 324 0
1977 293 293 0
1978 315 315 0
1979 274 274 0
1980 286 286 0
1981 298 298 0
1982 256 256 0
1983 254 254 0
1984 231 231 0
1985 238 238 0
1986 219 219 0
1987 212 212 0
1988 222 222 0
1989 266 266 0
1990 273 273 0
1991 297 297 0
1992 223 223 0
1993 260 260 0
1994 226 226 0
1995 211 211 0
1996 192 192 0
1997 201 201 0
1998 154 154 0
1999 147 147 0
2000 146 146 0
2001 128 128 0
2002 144 144 0
2003 150 150 0
2004 105 105 0
2005 113 113 0
2006 88 88 0
2007 95 95 0
2008 68 68 0
2009 55 55 0
2010 54 54 0
2011 66 66 0
2012 66 66 0
2013 64 64 0
2014 66 66 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Pauline? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,489 babies born with the name Pauline in the United States. That's more than enough Paulines to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 144 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Pauline" was in 1918 with a total of 7,222 babies. (That's a lot of baby Paulines)

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pauline" ranks #39 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 54 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 7,238 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Pauline popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pauline" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pauline as well as things modernly associated with the name Pauline such as celebrities named Pauline.

French

Origin and Meaning of Pauline

The name "Pauline" is of French origin, and it means "Small". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard is an actress, film producer, dancer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1926 to 1972. Paulette was born in 1910 as Pauline Goddard Levy (or Marion Goddard Levy or Pauline Marion Levy or Marion Pauline Levy; disputed) in Whitestone Landing, Queens, New York (or Great Neck, Long Island or Manhattan, New York; disputed).

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Pauline Ducruet

Pauline was born in 1994 as Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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Pauline Nordin

Pauline was born in 1982.

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Pauline Cushman

Pauline Cushman is an actress and union spy. Pauline was born in 1833 as Harriet Wood in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Pauline Yeung

Pauline was born in 1967.

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Pauline van Aken

Pauline was born in 1967.

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Alternative Meanings

P is for polite, naturally!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

U is for useful, always to others.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Your name in reverse order is "Eniluap". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Liupaen". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Pauline born May 10, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Pauline

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