PAULINO
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: pow-LEE-no (Spanish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Paulina (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Paulinus (Ancient Roman), Paolino (Italian)
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