Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Paula f. Fem. of Paul.

The name of a 1st C Roman empress, a 3rd C Roman empress, and a 5th C saint.

England
Early Modern English
1541 Pawlyn BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1543 Pawlyn ibid. p. 3; 1545 Pawlyn ibid. p. 4; 1563 Pawlyn ibid. p. 12
France
Middle French
1563 Pauline RegPCC-1 p. 26; 1564 Pauline ibid. p. 46
Italy
Latin
1522x1532 Paula (nom) DSF p. 55, 70; 1527 Paula (nom) Rome1527 p. 88
1522x1532 Paulella (nom) DSF p. 56, 3; 1527 Paulina (nom) Rome1527 p. 89
Italian
1513x1521 Paulina LeoX p. 16
Spain
Latin
1491 Paula (nom) carbonell-I p. 65
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Paula". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Paula.