Pauline: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A feminine French variation of the Latin name Paulus, which means "small." But don't underestimate your little Pauline; in the words of Shakespeare, "Though she be but little, she is fierce."


Paul, Paulie, Lina.

Famous people named Pauline:

Novelist/playwright Pauline Hopkins; actresses Pauline Cushman and Pauline Frederick; advice columnist Pauline Phillips (a.k.a. Dear Abby).

Fun fact:

French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had a younger sister named Pauline.

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