Paul

October 3, 2014 § 5 Comments

ORIGIN:
Latin, from the Roman family name “Paulus”, meaning “small” or “humble”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Boulus, Bulus, Pablo, Pal, Pali, Palle, Paol, Paolo, Paulie, Paulo, Paulos, Paulus, Pauwel, Pasha, Pavel, Pavlo, Pavlos, Pavo, Pavol, Pawel, Pol, Poul, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Paul, a new boy at Lily’s school, “imported from Switzerland”, who “soon becomes the Charles Boyer of the fourth grade”, in Sleeping Arrangements, by Laura Cunningham (published 1989, set in the 1950s).
Brother Paul, one of the monks at St. Mark’s, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.

WRITERS:
Paul Bowles (1910-1999), American author, composer, and translator.
Paul Cain (1902-1966), pen name of American author and screenwriter George Caryl Sims.
Paul Goodman (1911-1972), American intellectual, novelist, philosopher, playwright, poet, psychotherapist, and social critic.
Paul Jennings (1918-1989), British humorist and writer.
Paul Jennings (b. 1943), Australian children’s book writer.
Paul Jordan-Smith (1885-1971), American editor, minister, scholar, and writer.
Paul Kenyon (b. 1947), pen name of American fantasy, science fiction, and Western author Robert E. Vardeman, who has also published under the pen names “Cliff Garnett”, “Daniel Moran”, “F.J. Hale”, “Edward S. Hudson”, “Jackson Lowry”, “Karl Lassiter”, and “Victor Appleton”.
Paul Ledd (b. 1951), one of the many pen names of American mystery and Western author Robert J. Randisi, who also publishes as “Cole Weston”, “Joseph Meek”, “Joshua Randall”, “Lew Baines”, “Robert Lake” “Spenser Fortune”, “Tom Cutter”, and “W.B. Longley”, among other pseudonyms.
Paul Smith (1920-1997), Irish playwright and writer.
Paul Girard Smith (1894-1968), American screenwriter.
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), French poet.
Paul Zindel (1936-2003), American educator, novelist, and playwright.

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