Pauline

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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pauline

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Pau"line
Of or pertaining to the apostle Paul, or his writings; resembling, or conforming to, the writings of Paul; as, the Pauline epistles; Pauline doctrine.

Etymology: L. Paulinus, fr. Paulus Paul

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  1. Relating to Paul the Apostle or his doctrines
Wiktionary

From French Pauline, in turn from Latin Paulina; in regular use since the nineteenth century.

  1. A female given name.

From Paul + -ine.

    Pauline was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, and German

    Notable Persons Named Pauline

    Pauline Hanson is a politician, socialite, activist, businesswoman, politics, activism, islam, multiculturalism, business, fish, chips, and real estate. Pauline was born on May 27th, 1954 in Brisbane.

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    Pauline Einstein was a scientific utility salesman, electrician, and doctor. Pauline was given the name Maria Einstein by their parents Einstein family, Mileva Marić, and Albert Einstein on February 8th, 1858 in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Austria-Hungary. They died on February 20th, 1920.

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    Paulette Goddard was an actress, film producer, dancer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1926 to 1972. Paulette was given the name Pauline Goddard Levy on June 3rd, 1910 in Whitestone, Queens. She passed away on April 23rd, 1990.

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    Jojo Moyes is a romance novel journalist and novelist. She has been prominent since 1993. Jojo was given the name Pauline Sara Jo Moyes on August 4th, 1969 in London.

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    Joyce Meyer is a writer. Joyce was given the name Pauline Joyce Hutchison on June 4th, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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    Kiki Dee is a pop music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1960 to present. Kiki was given the name Pauline Matthews on March 6th, 1947.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Pauline

    Princess Pauline was royalty. She holds the title Princess von Metternich. Princess was born on February 25th, 1836 in Vienna. She passed away on September 28th, 1921.

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    Mark Pauline is an artist.

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    Pauline is a pop music musician. She has been prominent since 2007. Pauline was given the name Pauline Vasseur on January 5th, 1988 in Lens, Pas-de-Calais.

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    Duncan was born on December 15th, 1960.

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    Frederick was born on September 19th, 1861. He died on June 30th, 1955.

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    Fabrice Pauline is a soccer player for the Curepipe SC. Fabrice was born on December 5th, 1982 in Mauritius.

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    How popular is the baby 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 #94 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 777 777 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 #69 girl name
    1903 1,042 1,042 0 #61 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 #47 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 6,986 6,973 13 #36 girl name
    1920 7,200 7,180 20 #36 girl name
    1921 7,161 7,142 19 #37 girl name
    1922 6,824 6,811 13 #36 girl name
    1923 6,726 6,707 19 #37 girl name
    1924 6,731 6,721 10 #38 girl name
    1925 6,750 6,729 21 #38 girl name
    1926 6,389 6,358 31 #39 girl name
    1927 6,042 6,009 33 #42 girl name
    1928 5,423 5,388 35 #48 girl name
    1929 5,051 5,026 25 #50 girl name
    1930 4,681 4,654 27 #52 girl name
    1931 4,211 4,189 22 #56 girl name
    1932 3,922 3,901 21 #59 girl name
    1933 3,560 3,541 19 #64 girl name
    1934 3,471 3,447 24 #71 girl name
    1935 3,096 3,076 20 #80 girl name
    1936 3,006 2,979 27 #82 girl name
    1937 2,839 2,818 21 #87 girl name
    1938 2,673 2,664 9 #97 girl name
    1939 2,436 2,412 24
    1940 2,424 2,410 14
    1941 2,361 2,352 9
    1942 2,481 2,473 8
    1943 2,469 2,459 10
    1944 2,136 2,126 10
    1945 1,984 1,976 8
    1946 2,059 2,054 5
    1947 2,188 2,179 9
    1948 1,978 1,964 14
    1949 1,917 1,917 0
    1950 1,748 1,740 8
    1951 1,625 1,619 6
    1952 1,608 1,599 9
    1953 1,577 1,572 5
    1954 1,430 1,422 8
    1955 1,349 1,349 0
    1956 1,374 1,369 5
    1957 1,347 1,340 7
    1958 1,207 1,207 0
    1959 1,217 1,217 0
    1960 1,120 1,114 6
    1961 1,137 1,137 0
    1962 929 929 0
    1963 1,039 1,033 6
    1964 1,030 1,023 7
    1965 872 872 0
    1966 794 794 0
    1967 695 695 0
    1968 692 692 0
    1969 647 647 0
    1970 632 632 0
    1971 546 546 0
    1972 469 469 0
    1973 431 431 0
    1974 387 387 0
    1975 340 340 0
    1976 324 324 0
    1977 293 293 0
    1978 316 316 0
    1979 273 273 0
    1980 287 287 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 114 114 0
    2006 88 88 0
    2007 95 95 0
    2008 68 68 0
    2009 55 55 0
    2010 54 54 0
    2011 67 67 0
    2012 66 66 0
    2013 64 64 0
    2014 69 69 0
    2015 77 77 0
    2016 61 61 0

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    Popularity of Pauline as a first name

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    Popularity of Pauline as a last name

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    Common last names for Pauline

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Jones
    • Davis
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Martin
    • Moore
    • Thompson
    • Anderson
    • White
    • Thomas
    • Harris
    • Clark
    • Jackson
    • Walker
    • Lewis

    Common first names for Pauline

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Pauline U.S.
      White 79.13% 64.26%
      African American 10.32% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.72% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.44% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.39% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Pauline

    People with the last name Pauline are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Pauline

    • How Popular is the name Pauline? Pauline is the 329th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pauline was the 27,604th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Pauline have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,650 babies born with the first name Pauline in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pauline to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pauline? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 144 new born babies.
    • When was Pauline first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pauline is Sunday, February 25th, 1866.
    • What year had the most people named Pauline born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pauline was in 1918 with a total of 7,222 babies. That's a lot of babies named Pauline!
    • Random Pauline Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pauline ranks 29th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 19 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1923.
    • Weird things about the name Pauline: Your name in reverse order is Eniluap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liupane. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Pauline? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 872 people with the last name Pauline.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pauline? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pauline as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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