Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Paul Keating   1991-1996  
Belgian Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Paul de Smet de Naeyer   1896-1899; 1899-1907  
Paul van Zeeland   1935-1937  
Paul-Émile Janson   1937-1938  
Paul-Henri Spaak   1938-1939; 1946; 1947-1949  
Paul Vanden Boeynants   1966-1968; 1978-1979  
Biblical Characters: 1 character
Paul   (m)   Acts 7:58/Acts 13:9  
Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 8 popes
Paul I   757-767  
Paul II   1464-1471  
Paul III   1534-1549  
Paul IV   1555-1559  
Paul V   1605-1621  
Paul VI   1963-1978  
John Paul I   1978  
John Paul II   1978-2005  
Canadian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Paul Martin   2003-2006  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character, 1 hero
Paul Morel   1913   Sons and Lovers  
Paul Bäumer   1929   All Quiet on the Western Front  
Fictional Characters from Television: 3 characters
Paul Narita   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Paul Thomas   1994   Party of Five  
Ann Veal (a.k.a. Paul)   2003   Arrested Development  
Fictional Characters from Traditional Tales: 1 hero
Paul Bunyan   American  
French Presidents and Prime Ministers: 4 presidents, 4 prime ministers, 2 prime minister/presidents
(prime minister) Jean-Joseph , Marquis Dessolles (a.k.a. Paul)   1818-1819  
(president) Jules Grévy (a.k.a. Paul)   1879-1887  
(prime minister/president) Jean Casimir-Perier (a.k.a. Paul)   1893-1894; 1894-1895  
(prime minister/president) Gaston Doumergue (a.k.a. Paul)   1913-1914; 1924-1931; 1934  
(prime minister) Paul Painlevé   1917; 1925  
(president) Paul Deschanel   1920  
(president) Paul Doumer   1931-1932  
(prime minister) Paul Reynaud   1940  
(prime minister) Paul Ramadier   1947  
(president) Nicolas Sarkozy (a.k.a. Paul)   2007-2012  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor, 1 president
(president) Paul von Hindenburg   1925-1934  
(chancellor) Joseph Goebbels (a.k.a. Paul)   1945  
Haitian Presidents: 2 presidents
(president) Tirésias Simon Sam (a.k.a. Paul)   1896-1902  
(president) Paul Magloire   1950-1956  
Hall-of-Famers: 4 football, 3 basketball, 2 baseball, 1 ice hockey
(baseball) Paul Waner   1952  
(football) Paul Brown   1967  
(basketball) Paul Endacott   1971  
(basketball) Paul Arizin   1977  
(football) Paul Warfield   1983  
(football) Paul Hornung   1986  
(football) Paul Krause   1998  
(baseball) Paul Molitor   2004  
(ice hockey) Paul Coffey   2004  
(basketball) Chris Mullin (a.k.a. Paul)   2011  
Nobel Prize Winners: 8 chemistry, 5 medicine, 3 economics, 2 literature, 1 peace, 1 physics
(medicine) Paul Ehrlich   1908  
(peace) Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant   1909  
(literature) Paul Heyse   1910  
(chemistry) Paul Sabatier   1912  
(physics) Paul Dirac   1933  
(chemistry) Paul Karrer   1937  
(medicine) Paul Hermann Müller   1948  
(chemistry) Otto Diels (a.k.a. Paul)   1950  
(literature) Jean-Paul Sartre   1964  
(economics) Paul Samuelson   1970  
(chemistry) Paul John Flory   1974  
(chemistry) Paul Berg   1980  
(chemistry) Paul J. Crutzen   1995  
(chemistry) Paul D. Boyer   1997  
(medicine) Paul Greengard   2000  
(medicine) Paul Nurse   2001  
(medicine) Paul Lauterbur   2003  
(economics) Paul Krugman   2008  
(chemistry) Paul L. Modrich   2015  
(economics) Paul Romer   2018  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 19 actors, 1 comedian/actor
Paul Lukas   1891-1971  
Paul Muni   1895-1967  
Paul Scofield   1922-2008  
Paul Newman   1925-2008  
Jean-Paul Belmondo   1933-  
Paul Michael Glaser   1943-  
Paul Copley   1944-  
Paul Reubens   1952-  
Paul Reiser   1957-  
Paul McCrane   1961-  
Paul de Leeuw   1962-  
Paul Giamatti   1967-  
Paul Rudd   1969-  
Paul Adelstein   1969-  
Paul Bettany   1971-  
Paul Walker   1973-2013  
Mark-Paul Gosselaar   1974-  
Paul Telfer   1979-  
Paul Wesley   1982-  
Chord Overstreet (a.k.a. Paul)   1989-  
Notable Artists: 5 painters, 1 sculptor/painter
Paolo Veronese (a.k.a. Paul)   1528-1588  
Peter Paul Rubens   1577-1640  
Paul Cézanne   1839-1906  
Paul Gauguin   1848-1903  
Paul Klee   1879-1940  
Pablo Picasso (a.k.a. Paul)   1881-1973  
Notable Athletes: 6 soccer, 5 football, 4 rugby, 3 basketball, 2 baseball, 2 chess, 2 tennis, 1 ice hockey
(chess) Paul Morphy   1837-1884  
(basketball) Paul Endacott   1902-1997  
(baseball) Paul Waner   1903-1965  
(chess) Paul Keres   1916-1975  
(basketball) Paul Arizin   1928-2006  
(football) Paul Hornung   1935-  
(football) Paul Krause   1942-  
(football) Paul Warfield   1942-  
(soccer) Paul Breitner   1951-  
(baseball) Paul Molitor   1956-  
(ice hockey) Paul Coffey   1961-  
(basketball) Chris Mullin (a.k.a. Paul)   1963-  
(tennis) Paul Haarhuis   1966-  
(soccer) Paul Bosvelt   1970-  
(soccer) Nick Rimando (a.k.a. Paul)   1979-  
(rugby) Paul O'Connell   1979-  
(tennis) Paul-Henri Mathieu   1982-  
(rugby) Paul James   1982-  
(soccer) Paul Verhaegh   1983-  
(football) Paul Soliai   1983-  
(soccer) Paul Aguilar   1986-  
(football) Paul Fanaika   1986-  
(rugby) JP Pietersen (a.k.a. Paul)   1986-  
(rugby) Paul Perez   1986-  
(soccer) Paul Pogba   1993-  
Notable Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
Steve Jobs (a.k.a. Paul)   1955-2011  
Notable Evildoers: 1 persecutor
Joseph Goebbels (a.k.a. Paul)   1897-1945  
Notable Filmmakers: 2 directors, 1 director/producer/screenwriter
Paul Verhoeven   1938-  
Paul W. S. Anderson   1965-  
Paul Thomas Anderson   1970-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 2 television
(television) Paul Witteman   1946-  
(television) Paul de Leeuw   1962-  
Notable Musicians: 4 musicians, 3 composers, 2 singers
Paul Dukas   1865-1935     
Paul Hindemith   1895-1963     
Paul Anka   1941-     
Paul Simon   1941-   folk  
Scatman John (a.k.a. Paul)   1942-1999     
Paul McCartney   1942-   rock  
Paul "Bono" Hewson   1960-   rock  
Paul de Leeuw   1962-     
Sean Paul (a.k.a. Paul)   1973-   hip hop, reggae  
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 philosopher
Jean-Paul Sartre   1905-1980  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Nigel Farage (a.k.a. Paul)   1964-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 physicist
Paul Dirac   1902-1984  
Notable Writers: 3 authors
Jean-Paul Sartre   1905-1980  
Paul Biegel   1925-2006  
Paul van Loon   1955-  
Olympic Medalists: 16 bronze, 11 gold, 10 silver, 2 silver/bronze, 1 bronze/gold, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(gold) Paul Neumann   1896   swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Paul Vasseur   1900   water polo  
(bronze) Paul Weinstein   1904   high jump  
(gold) Paul Pilgrim   1904   4 mile team  
(bronze) Paul Lizandier   1908   3 mile team  
(gold) Paul Radmilovic   1908; 1912; 1920   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay; water polo  
(bronze) Kurt Paul Malisch   1912   swimming - 200 m breaststroke  
(gold) Paul Günther   1912   diving - springboard  
(bronze) Paul Kellner   1912   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(bronze/silver) Paul Leroy   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team; archery - moving target 33 m, team; archery - moving target 50 m, team  
(silver) Paul Gailly   1920; 1924   water polo  
(gold/bronze) Paul Dujardin   1924; 1928   water polo  
(silver) Paul Martin   1924   800 m  
(bronze) Paul Bontemps   1924   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver/bronze) Paul Wyatt   1924; 1928   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(bronze) Paul Winter   1932   discus throw  
(bronze) Joe McCluskey (a.k.a. Paul)   1932   3000 m steeplechase  
(silver) Paul Klingenburg   1936   water polo  
(silver) Paul Wolf   1936   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Herb Douglas (a.k.a. Paul)   1948   long jump  
(gold) Ron Tomsic (a.k.a. Paul)   1956   basketball  
(gold) Paul Hait   1960   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) John McCaffrey (a.k.a. Paul)   1964   basketball  
(bronze) Paul Genevay   1964   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Paul Nihill   1964   50 km walk  
(silver/gold) Paul Drayton   1964   200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(silver) Doug Collins (a.k.a. Paul)   1972   basketball  
(gold) Bradford Cooper (a.k.a. Paul)   1972   swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Paul-Heinz Wellmann   1976   1500 m  
(gold) Walter Davis (a.k.a. Paul)   1976   basketball  
(bronze/gold) James Montgomery (a.k.a. Paul)   1976   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Paul Easter   1984   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Paul Howe   1984   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Paul Ereng   1988   800 m  
(bronze) Paul Kingsman   1988   swimming - 200 m backstroke  
(gold) Chris Mullin (a.k.a. Paul)   1984; 1992   basketball  
(silver/bronze) John Regis (a.k.a. Paul)   1988; 1992   4x100 m relay; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Paul Bitok   1992; 1996   5000 m  
(silver) Paul Palmer   1996   swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Kip Harkrider (a.k.a. Paul)   1996   baseball  
(silver) Paul Tergat   1996; 2000   10000 m  
(silver) Paul Gonzalez   2004   baseball  
(bronze) Paul Koech   2004   3000 m steeplechase  
Oscar Award Winners: 4 actors
(actor) Paul Muni   1936   The Story of Louis Pasteur  
(actor) Paul Lukas   1943   Watch on the Rhine  
(actor) Paul Scofield   1966   A Man for All Seasons  
(actor) Paul Newman   1986   The Color of Money  
Other Leaders: 3 prime ministers, 1 president
Prime Minister Paul Eyschen   1888-1915   Luxembourg  
Prime Minister Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland (a.k.a. Paul)   1927-1932   Malta  
Prime Minister Paul Boffa   1947-1950   Malta  
President Paul Xuereb   1987-1989   Malta  
Other Royalty: 1 prince
Nicolas of Sweden (a.k.a. Paul)   2015-   Sweden  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 2 winners
Edward P. Jones (a.k.a. Paul)   2004   The Known World  
Paul Harding   2010   Tinkers  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 1 tsar
Tsar Pavel (a.k.a. Paul)   1796-1801  
Saints: 40 saints, 11 blessed
Saint Paul the Apostle   ?-67  
Saint Paul the First Hermit   229-342  
Saint Paul   ?-251  
Saint Paul   ?-258  
Saint Paul   ?-270  
Saint Paul   ?-273  
Saint Paul of Narbonne   ?-290  
Saint Paul   ?-305  
Saint Paul of Gaza   ?-308  
Saint Paul   313-350  
Saint Paul the Simple   ?-339  
Saint Paul   ?-3xx  
Saint Paul   ?-362  
Saint Paul   ?-364  
Saint Paul of Trois Chateaux   ?-405  
Saint Paul Aurelian   ?-573  
Saint Paul   ?-649  
Saint Paul I   700-767  
Saint Paul of Cyprus   ?-760  
Saint Paul   ?-840  
Saint Paul of Saint Zoilus   ?-851  
Saint Paul   ?-856  
Saint Paul of Latros   ?-956  
Saint Paul   ?-1240  
Blessed Pablo de Santa Maria (a.k.a. Paul)   1351-1435  
Saint Paulo Miki (a.k.a. Paul)   1565-1597  
Saint Pablo Suzuki (a.k.a. Paul)   ?-1597  
Saint Paulo Ibaraki (a.k.a. Paul)   ?-1597  
Blessed Paul Sanchiki   ?-1622  
Blessed Paul Tanaka   ?-1622  
Blessed Paul Shinsuki   ?-1626  
Blessed Paul Aybara   ?-1628  
Blessed Paul Fimonaya   ?-1628  
Blessed Paul Tomaki   ?-1628  
Saint Paolo of the Cross (a.k.a. Paul)   1694-1775  
Saint Paul Ho Hyob   1795-1840  
Saint Paul Loc Van Le   1830-1859  
Saint Paul Tong Buong   ?-1833  
Saint Paul My   ?-1838  
Saint Paul Chong Hasang   1839-1867  
Saint Paul Khoan Khan Pham   ?-1840  
Saint Paul Hong Yong-ju   ?-1840  
Saint Paul Ngan   ?-1840  
Saint Paul Tinh   ?-1857  
Saint Paul Hanh   ?-1859  
Saint Paul Chen Changpin   ?-1861  
Blessed Paolo Manna (a.k.a. Paul)   1872-1952  
Blessed Pavel Peter Gojdič (a.k.a. Paul)   1888-1960  
Blessed Paul Denn   ?-1900  
Blessed Pavel Djidjov (a.k.a. Paul)   1919-1952  
Saint John Paul II   1920-2005  
Title Characters: 5 songs, 1 book/song
(book/song) Paul Revere   1861; 1986   The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere; Paul Revere  
(song) Paul   2005   The Ballad of Paul K  
(song) Paul McCartney   2006   Paul McCartney  
(song) Paul   2009   Hey Paul  
(song) Billy Paul   2011   Billy Paul  
(song) Paul   2012   The Ghost of Saint Paul