Name: Pauline

Origin and Meaning of the Name Pauline

  • Meaning:
    Small; humble
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  • Meaning:
    Small; humble
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    English and French speaking countries
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    The French name Pauline has a double etymology. It is a diminutive form of Paule, the feminine form of Paul, but it may also be derived from the Roman family name Paulinus.

    In literature Pauline appears in Noel Streatfeild's classic children's book 'Ballet Shoes' as the name of one of the Fossil sisters.

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