Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Paul m. Latin paulus 'small, little'.

The name of a biblical saint and apostle, as well as a number of early Roman and Egyptian saints, one of the founding saints of Brittany, and a 13th C Dominican saint and martyr. Greek New Testament: Παῦλος. Vulgate: Paulus. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Paul, Poul.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Pauwel BoonenGes p. 326
Brabant
Latin
1312 Pauli (gen) JeanIII p. 41
Czech Republic
Latin
1343 Paulo (dat) Rössler2 102, p. 54, Paulum (acc) ibid. 102, p. 54, Paulus (nom) ibid. 102, p. 54; 1349 Paulo (dat) chlumecky 16; 1353 Pauel (nom) ibid. 85, Paul (nom) ibid. 121; 1356 Paulus (nom) ibid. 192, p. 29
1353 Paulyk (nom) chlumecky 123
Denmark
Danish
1581 Pouell KD-1 no. 362
England
Latin
1325 Paulyno (abl) CTG-6 80, p. 302; 1348 Poletto (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 9
Dutch
1574 Pauwels AuFr Boom; 1584 Pauwels ibid. Bartholomeus; 1587 Pauwels ibid. Colonels; 1592 Pauwels ibid. Cornelis; 1594 Paulus ibid. Coster, Pauwel ibid. Cousijn; 1599 Paulus ibid. Abeele
Early Modern English
1541 Pawll BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1542 Paull ibid. p. 3, Pawll ibid. p. 3; 1547 Pawle ibid. p. 6, Pawll ibid. p. 5; 1556 Paule bruton-vol1 p. 2; 1562 Paule ibid. p. 32; 1563 Pawle BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1564 Pawle ibid. p. 13; 1566 Paull bruton-vol1 p. 5; 1567 Paule ibid. p. 36; 1569 Paull StAnthonlin p. 20; 1571 Paul bruton-vol1 p. 39; 1573 Paule ibid. p. 6; 1575 Paule ibid. p. 42; 1576 Paule ibid. p. 43; 1578 Paule ibid. p. 43, Pawll BUmar-vol1 p. 26; 1583 Paule bruton-vol1 p. 45; 1585 Paul DEmar-vol2 p. 11; 1586 Paull StAnthonlin p. 31; 1589 Paul BEmar-vol2 p. 31, Paule ibid. p. 130; 1592 Paule bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1593 Paule ibid. p. 10; 1594 Paule ibid. p. 53; 1598 Paule CAmar-vol1 p. 151, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1599 Paule ibid. p. 57
Estonia
Middle Low German
1428 Pawel BbRT p. 352; 1433 Pawel ibid. p. 356; 1524x1532 Pauell (nom) Saareste1923a p. 102, Pawell (nom) Saareste1923b p. 137
Early Modern Swedish
1565 Paffel (nom) Hiiumaa p. 82, Pavel (nom) ibid. p. 82, Påffvels (gen) ibid. p. 48
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Pauell (nom) Audén1980 p. 168, Påls (gen) ibid. p. 169, Påuell (nom) ibid. p. 167; 1582 Paualij (nom) ibid. p. 172
1582 Parphe (nom) Audén1980 p. 172, Pasko (nom) ibid. p. 172
France
Latin
814 Paulus (nom) StVdM-II F6; c823 Paulus (nom) irminon-vol2 64; 1079x1101 Paulo (abl) CartStPC XXXVII; 1214 Paulus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXV; 1350 Pauli (gen) SDHK no. 6035; 1378 Pauli (gen) hanquetvol1 1324, Paulo (abl) ibid. 155
c823 Paulinus (nom) irminon-vol2 65
Middle French
1418 Paul DdB1418 p. 207; 1564 Paol RegPCC-1 p. 92, Paoul ibid. p. 61, Paul ibid. p. 102, Pol ibid. p. 67; 1565 Paol ibid. p. 172, Paul ibid. p. 107; 1566 Paul ibid. p. 197; 1567 Paoul ibid. p. 302, Pol ibid. p. 293; 1568 Paoul ibid. p. 382, Paul ibid. p. 401; 1570 Paul ibid. p. 434; 1571 Paul ibid. p. 441; 1587 Paul RTFProvins 102
1418 Paulot DdB1418 p. 212, HGParis p. 386
Germany
Latin
1310 Paulus (nom) VFBStralsund 11; 1315 Paulus (nom) ibid. 33; 1322 Paulus (nom) SMM p. 159; 1394 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 170; 1401 Paulo (dat) HD1401 no. 395
1237 Paulino (abl) hennes-vol1 98
Early New High German
1404 Paul (nom) mairhofer DCLXXVII, Paulen (gen) ibid. DCLXXVII; 1418 Pauls (nom) ibid. DCCVII; 1419 Pauls (nom) ibid. DCCXIII; 1497 Paulus Nurn1497 134
Hungary
Latin
1351 Paulo (abl) CDH-IX-II I
Italy
Latin
1198 Paulo (abl) ChStBo1 III; 1285 Pauli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 156; 1304 Pauli (gen) AnnMin6 XII; 1305 Paulus (nom) BBC-Berg p. XLVI; 1326 Paulo (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 421; 1348 Pauli (gen) INP 1, Paulo (dat) ibid. 41, Paulum (acc) ibid. 1, Paulus (nom) ibid. 2; 1366 Pauli (gen) Livi 2; 1376 Pauli (gen) DouGen1 p. 216, Paulo (abl) ibid. p. 21; 1387 Pauli (gen) Venditti II-6; 1404 Paulus (nom) CatTir1 22; 1449 Pauli (gen) VitAs2 V, Paulo (abl) ibid. X, Paulus (nom) ibid. V; 1450 Paulo (abl) ibid. I; 1464 Paulus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1470 Pauli (gen) RCCaetani6 XXI-62, Paulj (gen) ibid. 730, Paulus (nom) ibid. 2325; 1490 Paulo (abl) VitAs2 III, Paulus (nom) ibid. III; 1514 Paulus (nom) SSPI p. 274; 1521 Pauli (gen) VitAs2 III, Paulo (abl) ibid. I; 1522x1532 Paulus (nom) DSF p. 52, 36; 1527 Pauli (gen) Rome1527 p. 88, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 83
1285 Paulutii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154, Paulutius (nom) ibid. p. 153; 1348 Palutii (gen) INP 30, Paulini (gen) ibid. 6; 1521 Paulotii (gen) VitAs2 III
Italian
1449 Paolo VitAs2 IV; 1513x1521 Paulo LeoX p. 11
Latvia
Middle Low German
1515 Pavel Mettig1892 p. 11; 1523 Pawel Arbusow p. 99; 1524 Pawel ibid. p. 99; 1532 Pawel ibid. p. 97; 1565x1577 Pawel ibid. p. 97; 1582x1594 Pawel Arbuzov1920 p. 47, Pawell ibid. p. 47
Lithuania
Polish
16thC Pawla (gen) Kaunas2006 p. 84; 1551x1555 Pawel (nom) ibid. p. 82, 84
The Netherlands
Dutch
1569 Paulus MagMiddelburg-1560; 1570 Paulus ibid.; 1571 Paulus ibid.
Portugal
Latin
1179 Paulus (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 4
Spain
Latin
1276 Paulo (dat) CDGH XLVI, paulus (nom) ibid. XLVI; 1487 Pauli (gen) carbonell-I p. 11, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 10; 1488 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 23, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 17; 1489 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 34, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 36; 1490 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 45, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 44; 1491 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 64, Paulus (nom) ibid. p. 64; 1492 Pauli (gen) ibid. p. 66
Catalan
1488 Pau carbonell-I p. 19; 1510 Pau valencia1510 4816
Sweden
Old Swedish
1377 Pauls (gen) SDHK 11085
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Paulus (nom) AGZ-18 21
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Paul". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Paul.