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1 United States feminist (1885-1977) [syn: Alice Paul]
2 (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle; "Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity" [syn: Saint Paul, St. Paul, Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle, Apostle of the Gentiles, Saul, Saul of Tarsus]

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Latin Paulus "small", Proto-indoeuropean Paw (small).


Proper noun

  1. In the New Testament, Apostle to the Gentiles and author of fourteen epistles.
  2. A given name.


  • Acts 9:4:
    Then Saul, ( who is also called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him


the Apostle
  • Arabic: (báulus)
  • Danish: Paulus
  • Finnish: Paavali
  • French: Paul
  • German: Paulus
  • Norwegian: Paulus
  • Swedish: Paulus
male given name
  • Arabic: (baul)
  • Armenian: Պողոս (Boghos)
  • Bosnian: Pavle
  • Catalan: Pau
  • Chinese: 保羅, 保罗 (Bǎoluó)
  • Croatian: Pavle
  • Czech: Pavel
  • Danish: Poul
  • Faroese: Páll
  • Finnish: Paavo
  • French: Paul
  • Greek: Παύλος
  • Hungarian: Pál
  • Icelandic: Páll
  • Irish: Pòl
  • Italian: Paolo
  • Japanese: ポール (pōru)
  • Latin: Paulus
  • Lithuanian: Paulius
  • Maltese: Pawl , Pawlu
  • Norwegian: Pål, Paul
  • Polish: Paweł
  • Portuguese: Paulo
  • Russian: Павел
  • Scottish Gaelic: Pòl
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: Павле
    Roman: Pavle
  • Slovak: Pavol
  • Slovene: Pavel
  • Spanish: Pablo
  • Swedish: Paul
  • Ukrainian: Павло (Pávlo)

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Proper noun

  1. A given name, a variant of the much more popular Poul.


Proper noun

  1. Paul.
  2. A given name.

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Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to English Paul.

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Proper noun

  1. A given name. Popular variant: Pål. Feminine form: Paula.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to English Paul.

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Extensive Definition

Paul is a common English name, derived from Paulus, a nomen of ancient Rome, while also appearing as the cognomen for other Romans. It may also refer to the following:

Roman and Byzantine empire



  • Paul the Apostle from Tarsus, or Saint Paul, early Christian missionary and author of numerous letters of the New Testament of the Christian Bible (AD 3-10 — 62-68)
  • See Saint Paul (disambiguation), for other saints named "Paul", and places named after them




Notable Pauls


Other uses

Paul in Bulgarian: Павел
Paul in Catalan: Pau (nom)
Paul in Danish: Paulus (drengenavn)
Paul in German: Paul
Paul in Esperanto: Paŭlo
Paul in Indonesian: Paulus
Paul in Hebrew: פאולוס
Paul in Latin: Paulus (nomen)
Paul in Dutch: Paulus
Paul in Japanese: ポール
Paul in Polish: Paweł
Paul in Simple English: Paul
Paul in Finnish: Paavali (täsmennyssivu)
Paul in Swedish: Paul
Paul in Chinese: 保罗 (消歧义)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas, Ignatius, Irenaeus, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr, Lactantius Firmianus, Luke, Mark, Origen, Papias, Peter, Polycarp, Tertullian, ante-Nicene Fathers, apostle, disciple, evangelist, saint
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