Pauline

August 2, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
French variation of “Paulina“; a feminine form of “Paul“, meaning “small” or “humble”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Lien, Lina, Paolina, Paula, Pauleen, Paulene, Paulette, Paulien, Paulina, Pavlina, Pol, Polina, Poll, Polly, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Pauline, the little Belgian cook Joseph Sedley hires to serve him and his sister when they follow the army to war, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

WRITERS:
– Pauline Smith (1882-1959), South African writer.

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