August 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
Italian version of “Paul“, meaning “small” or “humble”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Pablo, Pal, Palle, Paol, Pasha, Paul, Pauli, Paulie, Paulo, Paulus, Pauly, Pauwel, Pavel, Pawel, Pavlos, Pol, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Count Paolo della Belladonna, whose Countess takes up with Lord Steyne in his absence, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).