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Gender: F Meaning of Pauline: "small" Origin of Pauline: French, feminine variation of Paul

Pauline had its moment of glory almost a century ago, when movie audiences were thrilling to the silent serial The Perils of Pauline; it's a sweet and gentle name that just might be due for reconsideration. Off the list since the late 1990s, Pauline was a Top 50 name from around 1908 to 1930.

Pauline was the name of Napoleon Buonaparte's favorite sister, and in literature there is a Pauline in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale and in Sir Walter Scott's The Fortunes of Nigel. Other feminine variations of Paul are Paula, Paulette, Paulina and Paolina.

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Famous People Named Pauline

Pauline Cushman, American actress
Pauline Betz, American tennis player
Pauline Grace Maguy Ducreut (b. 1994), daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco
Pauline Frederick, American actress
Pauline Hopkins, American novelist and playwright
Pauline Marois, the current Premier of Quebec
Princess Pauline Clémentine von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein (born Pauline Clémentine Marie Walburga Sándor de Szlavnicza), Hungarian arts patron
Pauline Viardot, French musician
Pauline McLynn, Irish actress, comedienne and author
Pauline Bonaparte, younger sister of emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
Pauline Collins, English actress
Pauline Perpetua Quirke, English actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Pauline

Pauline Fossil, a character in the novel/film "Ballet Shoes"
Pauline, a character from the British TV series "The Paradise"
Pauline Mole, Adrian's mother in the Adrian Mole series

Pauleen, Paulene, Paulyne, Polline

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