Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /pau̯.ˈ  [key·simplify]

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)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange  

Name Days

Spain: June 22


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


Entry updated July 1, 2008