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The famous bearer of this name is Paul O'Neill, a lyricist and a musician of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra band.
Tbird  6/24/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Paul McCartney from the Beatles.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2005
Paul McCartney is a multiple Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer, and animal rights activist. He gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
― Anonymous User  1/31/2009
*Paul* will never go out of style. It has special meaning for readers of the New Testament, but parents of any religious persuasion would do well to pick this one for their son. You simply cannot go wrong with this name.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
Paul is a gross name, but it reminds me of doctors for some reason. A famous bearer is Paul Banks from the band Interpol.
dani_08  3/6/2006
Paul is the name of the bass player from Good Charlotte.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Paul Bettany is a very talented, very *HOT* actor.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2006
Famous bearer is Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany from 1925 to 1934.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Famous actor Paul Newman (born January 26, 1925) bears this name. He began his movie film in 1954 and more than 50 years later still shines on the screen. All my family thinks about him, how wonderful he is still handsome at 81!
alberto  4/18/2006
Paul Newman, Slovak-Hungarian-Polish actor. He born 26/1/1925, Shaker Heights, Ohio - 26/9/2008, Westport, Connecticut.
Emilie007  10/4/2008
I like the name Paul. It is a timeless classic.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
P names for guys sound wussy.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Songwriter Paul Simon bears this name. Paul Whiteman was a jazz age orchestra/bandleader. Another bearer is actor Paul Newman.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2006
Paul Collins bears this name. Best known for his roles in JAG and a child voice actor in Walt Disney's version of "Peter Pan."
― Anonymous User  6/1/2006
I know a guy called 'Paul' and I don't really agree that it's timeless. I think that it is only good for adult guys, cause this guy I know, he is young, and it DOES NOT suit him. I think the name though, it's really nice.
this_is_not_my_name  6/24/2006
Uggh. I really despise this name. It makes such an ugly sound when said! I would take any other biblical name over this atrocity. There is nothing interesting, or attractive, to it. It's not timeless -- it's heinous! A boring, hideous name, in my opinion. Also, it reminds me of vomit for some reason. Please, don't name your sons this awful name!
Pheadirean  7/2/2006
I would have to agree that it is a timeless classic, look how long it has been in usage, it isn't a fad name that has faded out. I think Paul is a very nice name.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
John-Paul I and John-Paul II are famous bearers.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2006
I think Paul is a wonderful name. I think the name is just like Luke. You're not going to like it when you're younger because it's so short and you don't really have a nickname. But this name is a classic. It is for all time.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2006
Paul Guilfoyle - American actor. He known as Jim Brass from CSI.
Paul Oakenfold - British techno DJ.
Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
I like this name. It is fairly simple, but it is a good, strong name.
angelgurl  10/21/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Paul here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Paul Baloche and Paul Colman are Christian music artists.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
I can't quite believe that I'm the first to say this but Paul Weller is a famous bearer of this name. Paul Weller is from the band The Jam ;) He is a god!
― Anonymous User  12/24/2006
Paul Slater is the sort-of antagonist of Meg Cabot's "Mediator" series.
Lomesir  1/26/2007
It's ok. I find it sounds "flat", so to speak, but it could be great on the right person.
scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
Paul Guilbert was the boyfriend to Aaron Fricke--Aaron took his school to court back in 1980 when he was told he could not bring Paul to his prom. The boys won the case, and are now well-known to anyone studying gay history.
Emmasj  4/18/2007
I think that the name is a nice name and when I hear it I think of someone from the bible.
bandcamp2009  4/24/2007
How could I be the first to post this! Paul Banks is the wonderfully talented lead singer of Interpol.
khaotickharma  5/7/2007
A famous bearer is Paul Hewson, more commonly known as Bono, lead singer of U2.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2007
American actor, director, and writer Paul Dinello, of Strangers with Candy fame.
astoundingly  7/17/2007
It looks like 'Paul' is a good name for musicians! I like the Irish spelling "Pol" (with an accent on the 'o') also.
Katheros  7/25/2007
Paul Rudd the actor who played Mike, Pheobe's husband on Friends.
jkrowlingfan21  8/14/2007
Paul Dombey and his son Paul Dombey Jr. are characters in Charles Dickens' novel 'Dombey and Son.'
Kate  9/8/2007
A famous bearer of this name is Paul Rusesabagina, who is credited with rescuing thousands of Hutus and Tutsis from the 1994 Rwandan genocide by allowing them to stay in the hotel where he was general manager in Kigali. The story is told in the 2004 movie "Hotel Rwanda" and the part of Paul is played by Don Cheadle.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2007
Bland and boring.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2007
The name's ok. But it's a pretty plain name.
xNicolex  1/23/2008
Kevin Jonas (from the band The Jonas Brothers)'s real name is Paul Kevin Jonas II.
eguo0124  2/9/2008
Paul is the name of a character, who has an amazingly short temper, in Stephenie Meyer's series Twilight. He appears in New Moon. Later in New Moon he is revealed to be a werewolf.
outsiders_fan  4/5/2008
A famous fictional bearer is Paul-Maud'Dib Atreides, from Frank Herbert's Dune.
waseom  4/8/2008
Actress/singer Billie Piper was born Lianne Paul Piper.
FMRadio  5/7/2008
I love this name on a teenager. It makes me think of a creative music-loving person. The name doesn't work on a little boy, and I don't thik it works on a grown man. In my story, Paul is the lead singer of a band. He's based on Paul Hewson (Bono!) Great name I think.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2008
Paul Walker is an actor from "Eight Below", "Joyride", and "The Fast and the Furious".
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
I've always liked the name Paul. It's short and simple, yet very nice.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2008
Pee Wee Herman's real name is PAUL! YOU'LL BE SORRY PEE WEE HERMAN!
becca_marciano  1/15/2009
Paul Stastny is a professional ice hockey player and son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2009
Paul Šťastný (born 27th December, 1985) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey center of Slovak descent. Son of Peter Šťastný.
MaggieSimpson  10/24/2009
I love this name for the same reason I love the girl's name Claire - it is so clear, clean, classic and timeless. And many of the Pauls I've known have been so handsome. For those who think it's short and boring, consider Paulinus, not on this database but the name of Roman generals and missionaries, including a governor of Roman Britain and the first Archbishop of York.
Jonquil  4/17/2009
I've grown very fond of my name, thank you. It's plain but strong, timeless--not trendy, and I've passed it on to my eldest son.
paul  5/2/2009
Paul Watson is an environmentalist who uses direct action to protest and fight Japanese whaling, Canadian sealing, and to protect all marine life. He founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
JadePenbrooke  7/10/2009
We all know the Jonas Brothers. Kevin Jonas is the oldest and is currently engaged. However, his real name is not Kevin. His whole name is Paul Kevin Jonas.
2mousegetsthecheese  7/13/2009
Makes me think of an old man. This name should stay in the past.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2009
Paul McGillion, a Scottish-born Canadian actor, most famous for his portrayal of Dr. Carson Beckett in the Sci-Fi series Stargate Atlantis.
Atarah Derek  12/3/2009
Paul Stookey was one of the trio Peter, Paul, & Mary. They were one of the greatest folk-singing groups of the 60's. They are known for singing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Puff the Magic Dragon."
breakofday  12/11/2009
"The British are coming!" "The British are coming!" Seriously though, This is the name of one of my friends. Just your average overused boy name.
Dianaisme12  12/19/2009
A delectable name that makes me think "handsome" - a wonderful name with distinguished bearers in many fields.

Paul Mark Scott (1920-78), British author of a trilogy of novels about the Raj.

Austrian film star Paul Henreid (1905-92)

French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud (1878-1966)

French poet Paul Valéry (1871-1945)

Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
― Anonymous User  1/11/2010
Another famous bearer of this name is Paul Wesley who plays Stefan Salvatore in the Vampire Diaries on CW.
lovingmother  1/31/2010
Paul is the name of Louis De Pointe Du Lac's brother in the novel Interview with the Vampire written by Anne Rice. Louis is very close to him and is crushed when he commits suicide.
Antique_Cherub  2/15/2010
Since the trends seem to indicate more and more parents are using exotic or artistic sounding names for their kids, simple classic names like Paul actually are beginning to stand out to me. That is one of the reasons I named my son Paul, and it is a family name, used often for a middle name, but no one in my family until my son was born went by Paul. Nevertheless, I must admit Paul wasn't my first choice, but my husband vetoed the more quirky Linus. My son's only 4 weeks old, but the name feels more and more appropriate for him each day. And Linus, which seems unique at the moment, will probably get discovered and become trendy soon.
afmastro  4/11/2010
I used to like this name, but now I have stopped liking it. Paul sounds boring and old-fashioned, even though it's still in common use. What also puts me off to this name is the fact that Paul is Bono's real name. I dislike Bono and find him very stuck-up.
bananarama  4/13/2010
My boyfriend's name is Paul and I love him to death but it is such a boring blah name.
BexterV  4/15/2010
Czech model Daniela Peštová and Slovak singer Pavol Habera have a son Paul Henry Pešta-Habera, born March 31th 2009, Prague, Czechia.
MaggieSimpson  7/4/2010
I think Paul is a very young, soft name, and gives an impression of kindness. It sounds appropriate for all ages and is, as previously stated, absolutely timeless.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2010
Sorry, unlike! Avoid! It is regrettably my husband's name and though I am completely used to it and mostly desensitised to it for everyday usage, I kinda always thought it was awful before I met him. He's amazing and well, this is so common and plain and nothingy and safe! It's so short. Why would you choose it? It doesn't mean anything much. And if you don't like it, there is nothing nicknamey to be done about it. It sounds horrible to enunciate (especially with a south London accent), it's either like barking or stretched-out whining... if I ever have to call out to him in public I instantly realise I sound like a screeching fishwife and get really embarrassed!
― Anonymous User  8/25/2010
Paul is a strong simple name for a guy.
Chrila96  12/31/2010
Paul Zindel was an American playwright, author, and educator.
Missy  1/19/2011
It's steeped in history, it's traditional and strong, it's really nice.
American Idol contestant current series Paul McDonald is a good ad for this name - so cute, talented and handsome!
― Anonymous User  3/11/2011
Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) was a Canadian painter.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2011
While I understand that this is an English site, I don't think it's accurate to say that "Paul" is the biblical version of the name. It is so only in an English bible (or French). But in a Spanish bible it would be Pablo, in an Italian bible will be Paolo, etc. In other words, "Paul" is the English translation of a name present in the bible.
claw  10/9/2011
Paul (1554–1626) and Matthijs (1550–1583) Bril (or Brill) were brothers, both born in Antwerp, who were landscape painters who worked in Rome.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2011
Paul Cadmus (1904-1999) was an American painter and draughtsman.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2011
Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" cannot be easily dismissed.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2011
Paul Fréart de Chantelou (1609–1694) was a French collector.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2011
A famous person with this name is Paul Simonon, who is an AMAZING bass player (from The Clash).
VAK  4/13/2012
Paul Walker, best known for playing Brian O’Connor in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, perished in a tragic car accident on November 30, 2013 at 40 years old. I hope that his legacy will extend beyond acting and fast cars… He was a father, a fan of all things marine biology, and a humanitarian. In March 2010, Walker went to Constitucion, Chile to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on February 27. Later that same year, he flew with his humanitarian aid team, REACH OUT Worldwide, to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. Paul Walker seemed like an all-around good guy who was taken far too soon. He touched many people and the makeshift memorials around the country are proof.

R.I. P. Paul Walker.
C.Ambrosi  12/5/2013
Paul Ranger (born September 12, 1984) is a Canadian professional hockey defenceman who is currently a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has spent the majority of his professional career with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League before leaving the sport at the professional level for almost three years due to unspecified personal reasons. Ranger returned to professional hockey at the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies during the 2012–13 season, and subsequently signed a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs on July 24, 2013 to return to the NHL.
sambchop  3/2/2014
I have tried and tried, but I cannot find anything I like about this name, it's short, bland, boring and ugly to me. I would never name my son it. I guess the only reason I don't HATE it is because it is a timeless name, but I still don't like it.
pepper256pasta  3/28/2014
There is a character called Paul, who is mentioned in The Iron King novel written by Julie Kagawa.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2014
I hate this name. One reason is, in Islam we believe Paul to be an evil man. We believe that Early Christianity was a perfect religion of God, but Paul then corrupted and bastardized the religion and destroying God's word, thus God calling upon Muhammad to restore his true word with the Quran. Even then, I just find this name to be ugly, and the Arabic version "Boulos" is even worse. The one good thing I can say is that it's Bono's real name (I'm a fan of U2).
Ali Hassan  9/10/2014
Sorry, but letting some ancient story shape your opinion on some name is pretty ridiculous and I'm not here to say that "Paul" is the best of the names out there. It certainly is decent though. The name has been used for centuries. A standard, fairly common name. You let religion take control over you TOO much. Including opinions on names all because of religious stories.
Like a name because you like it or dislike a name because you dislike it. NOT because of some ancient story or of some religion.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2014
Paul is a really handsome, sophisticated, classic name that ages very well! •ᴗ•

Just want to add: I don't know what the hell the user Ali Hassan it talking about as the majority of Muslims don't hold a grudge over this name at all!(°o°;)The religion Islam encourages Muslims to use names that have good meanings (which doesn't HAVE to be of Arabic origin; all origins are accepted). The name Paul doesn't have a bad meaning (it means "small" or "humble") so there's nothing wrong for a Muslim to like or use this name. (#⌒∇⌒#)ゞ

@Ali Hassan You should be aware that Islam teaches you to respect other religions. So please stop making Muslims look bad. (っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ You don't have to believe in Saint Paul's message to like or use this name. And stop acting that because you're a Muslim, your opinion over the name Paul represents what all Muslims think. ಠ╭╮ಠ.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2015
Sounds a bit like your mouth is hurt when you say it.
Hushpuppy  11/26/2014
My opinion on Paul has changed since then (I now quite like it), but why do you care what I believe? If I let my religion form my opinion, THAT'S MY OPINION.
Ali Hassan  2/25/2015
I really enjoy this name. It's strong and straight forward though I don't much care for the biblical association.
Capricorny  4/8/2015
More people should be called Paul. It's an excellent, classic name, and what's more, it would look great on a CV or official document. It's just one of those names that looks authoritative and a name you can trust. Brilliant.
IsolationHedge  5/30/2015
English actor Paul McGann.
FMRadio  2/2/2016
It should be noted that the famous artists Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin are NOT impressionists - they are POST-impressionists. Cezanne did paint in the impressionistic style for a brief period, but became dissatisfied with the primary dictum of Impressionism (that painting is primarily a reflection of visual perception), and ended up paving the way for 20th century modernism (Fauvism, Cubism etc.). Gauguin was initially schooled in Impressionism, but his artwork evolved as he sought the "primitive" and "exotic" (Primitivism, Symbolism), cementing his place in the post-impressionistic sphere of art.
blessed-bee  2/16/2016
I love the name Paul. It is a very unique name- my boyfriend's name is Paul. In the bible it says that a guy named Saul was a bad guy until he turned good and to God so then his name turned to Paul.
babywolf1  7/21/2016
I like this name a lot, maybe because of my grandpa bearing it. However, I feel like this name is a bit dated, so I wouldn't consider naming a child this.
TrinHarris  11/1/2016
In 1973 I named my son Paul. He was named after The Biblical Paul. I also grew up liking Paul McCartney from the Beatles. Paul used to be quite common, now it is not. It reflects masculinity, strength and courage to me. Also it is a simple and classic name.
Spirit51  1/4/2017
A famous bearer of this name is Paul Doumer (1857-1932), he was President of France from 1931 to 1932. He was murdered by a Russian émigré named Paul Gorguloff (Павел Горгулов) on may 6, 1932, the President was 75 years old.
Maxine J. Rolland  1/11/2017
Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder and is comfortable playing both in attack and defence.
cutenose  1/16/2017
Paul Verhaegh is a Dutch footballer who plays as a right back for FC Augsburg.
lilolaf  1/27/2017
Paul Mottram is a Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator of music for film and television, and also currently writes production music for Audio Network. Commissioned music credits include Bank Of Dave, Kirstie's Handmade Britain, Vic Reeves Rogues Gallery and People Like Us. His music has also featured on numerous productions including the films Bad Santa, The Bee Movie and television programmes such as Panorama, Horizon, Newsnight, QI, Doctor Who, Who Do You Think You Are?, Coast, The Restaurant, The Gadget Show, Coast, Hollyoaks and television commercials for companies such as Barclays, JVC, Pizza Hut, Rover, Renault, Hitachi.
cutenose  1/29/2017
Four hard house DJs have this name, Paul Maddox, Paul Glazby, Paul King, & Paul Janes.
thezenithofnadir  3/10/2017
Paul Cohen is an American saxophonist. He is active as a performer, teacher, historian, musicologist, and author in areas related to the saxophone. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.
cutenose  4/11/2017
Paul Francis Gadd, known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer-songwriter and convicted sex offender, who achieved great popular success between the early 1970s and mid-1980s. He was known for his extreme glam image of glitter suits, makeup and platform boots, and his energetic live performances. He sold over 20 million records, spent 168 weeks in the UK charts and had 21 hit singles placing him in the top 100 UK most successful chart acts. From 1997, he returned to public notice for committing sex offences, being imprisoned for possession of child pornography in 1999, and child sexual abuse and attempted rape in 2006 and 2015.
cutenose  6/2/2017
Paul Ichiro Terasaki was an American scientist in the field of human organ transplant technology, and professor emeritus of surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. He spent three high school years during World War II interned with his family and other Japanese Americans in the Gila River War Relocation Center. Later he earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate in zoology all from UCLA and was appointed to the medical school faculty.
lilolaf  6/6/2017
Paul Truong is an American chess player, trainer, promoter, and organizer. He was born Hoainhan Truong in Saigon, South Vietnam. A promoter, organizer and chess coach, he is married to former Women's World Chess Champion Susan Polgar. He is also Polgar's business manager, and Vice-President of the Susan Polgar Foundation. He organized and/or promoted most of the events in which Polgar has been involved since she relocated to the United States. In May 2007, Truong become the Director of Marketing and PR of Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence and assistant coach of the Texas Tech University chess team, with Polgar as the Executive Director of SPICE and head coach. The SPICE Program relocated to Webster University in June 2012, and Truong has served as the coach of the Webster University Chess Team and Director of Marketing for the SPICE Program since that time.
cutenose  6/26/2017
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.
cutenose  7/4/2017
One reason the name Paul became more common in England after the Reformation was undoubtedly because it was not uncommon among Huguenot refugees who settled in London and other cities, as a look at genealogy sites suggests. (Even so, the popularity of the name did not take off until the mid-twentieth century.)
Just Jonquil  7/16/2017
John Paul Jones (1747-92), founder of the American navy, born in England to Scottish parents as John Paul.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2017
Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H) was a wrestler at WWE.
Paul Heyman was a sort of a manager for wrestlers at WWE.
BarcaJr  12/1/2017
There is also the rare word paultry, meaning 'rubbish item'. That puts me off a bit, and the name really just sounds like pool or pull.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2018
Paul Irving is one of Anne's student's father. He marries Miss Lavender in Anne of Avonlea.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018

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