Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. pow-LEE-no(Spanish)

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 FormsPaulina(Spanish) Paulina(Portuguese)
Other Languages & CulturesPaulinus(Ancient Roman) Pavlin(Bulgarian) Paolino(Italian)



Saint Paulinus of Nola (detail) by Tomaso de Rocio (1767)Saint Paulinus of Nola (detail) by Tomaso de Rocio (1767)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   nerdy  

Name Days

Spain: June 22


Entry updated July 1, 2008