Paul

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

German, French and English short form of Paulus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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See also Palli, Pauia, Pauli

For female forms see Paula, Paulina, Pauluda

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Paulsen Denmark Norway

Female

Paulsdatter Denmark Norway

Combinations

For combinations see PAUL (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Paul
Genitive: Pauls
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Paul
Genitive: Paulin
Partitive: Paulia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Paul
Genitive: Pauls
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Paul
Genitive: Pauls

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

10 January

Denmark Denmark

25 January

Finland Finland

25 January

Norway Norway

25 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

25 January

Sweden Sweden

25 January

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 17,671 people were named Paul (percentage of first or only given name: 50 %) [7]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
6072 18592 3 18 6069 18574
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
9252
n.a.
14
n.a.
9238
Denmark Denmark[11]
2572
n.a.
1
n.a.
2571
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[12]
51 111
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[13]
19 48
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
4443
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4443
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Paul (m) Sources: [9][11][14][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Paul (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Paul (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Paul (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. 8.0 8.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no