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Gender: M Meaning of Paul: "small" Origin of Paul: Latin Paul's Popularity in 2013: #198

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Paul is an ancient name -- popular in Roman and medieval times -- that's not very fashionable now, which can work in its favor, scarcity balancing simplicity. Paul also boasts a wide range of name-sharing heroes, from Revere to Newman, Cezanne to McCartney.

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Famous People Named Paul

Paul (born Saul), Biblical Apostle
Paul Cezanne, French Impressionist painter
(Eugène Henri) Paul Gauguin, French post-Impressionist painter
Paul Hindemith, German composer
Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, former prime minister of Canada
Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger, 5th president of South Africa
Paul I, Emperor of Russia
Paul, King of Greece
Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia
Paul Klee, Swiss painter
Paul Revere, American revolutionary
Paul William Walker IV (1973-2013), American actor
Paul David "Bono" Hewson, member of the band U2
(James) Paul McCartney, English musician, member of The Beatles
Paul Newman (1925-2008), American actor
Paul Rudd, American actor
Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, half of duo Simon & Garfunkel
Paul Gardner Allen, American co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr., American songwriter
Paul Celan, German poet
Paul Éluard, French poet
Paul Leroy Robeson, American singer, actor and activist
Paul Frederic Bowles, American composer and novelist
Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince, English footballer
Paul John Gascoigne, English footballer
Paul Merton (born Paul James Martin), English actor/comedian
Paul Edward Lynde, American actor/comedian
Paul Anthony Sorvino, American actor
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti, American actor
Paul John McGann, English actor
Newton Edward "Paul" Daniels, English musician and TV personality
Paul Brandon Gilbert, American rock guitarist
Paul Michael Levesque aka Triple H, American pro wrestler
Paul Gray, bassist for American band Slipknot
Paul Claudel, French poet
Saint Paul of Thebes, first Christian hermit
Paul Colbert, son of comedian/TV host Stephen Colbert & Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Paul Reiser, American comedian and actor
Paul Albert Anka, Canadian singer
Paul the Deacon, Italian monk and historian
Paul Wesley, American actor
Paul Bettany, English actor
(Noel) Paul Stookey, American singer-songwriter of Peter, Paul & Mary
Paul Cerdan, son of French boxing champion Marcel Cerdan
Paul Newell Hester, Australian musician
Paul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician
Paul Davies, English physicist
Paul Di'Anno (born Andrews), lead singer of English band Iron Maiden
Paul Dirac, English theoretical physicist and Nobel prize winner
Paul Rodriguez, American pro skateboarder
Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
Paul Dobson, English-Canadian voice actor
Paul Edward Theroux, American travel writer and novelist
Paul Mellon, American philanthropist and horse breeder
Paul Glee Waner, American baseball player
Paul Heyman, American pro wrestling promoter/manager
Paul Ryan, U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin
Paul Butcher, Sr., former American footballer player
Paul Matthew Hawke Butcher, Jr., American actor & singer
Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist, voice actor, comedian

Pop Culture References for the Name Paul

Paul Bunyan, tall tale literary figure
Paul Atreides, main characer of science fiction series "Dune"
Paul McLean, character in movie "A River Runs Through It"
Paul Rawlins, character in movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
Paul Henry, character in "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards
Paul Blofis, character in the Heroes of Olympus series
Paul Buchman, character on "Mad About You"
Paul Slippery, character on TV's "Fortysomething"
Paul Pfeiffer, character on TV's "The Wonder Years"
Paul Crewe, character in the movie "The Longest Yard"
Paul, one of Ash's rivals in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl anime series (Pokemon)
Paul Geary, character from movie "Promised Land"
Paul Dierdan, character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Paul Williams, character on soap "The Young and the Restless"
Paul Robinson, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Paul Kinsey, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Paul Exley, character on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
Paul, alien in the movie "Paul"

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