PAMELA f English|
PAUL m English, French, German, Romanian, Biblical
The name was invented in the 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'. He possibly intended it to mean "all sweetness" from Greek pan "all" and meli "honey".
Variants: - Nickname Pam (contracted form), Pammie, Pamy
PAULA f English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian, Ancient Roman
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Saint Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church, his story told in Acts in the New Testament. He was originally named Saul, but changed his name after converting to Christianity. Most of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him. This was also the name of six popes. Famous bearers of this name in the art world include Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin, both 19th-century impressionist painters from France.
Variants: - Pau-Catalan / Paavali, Paavo-Finnish / Pablo-Spanish / Pachjo-Esperanto / Pál-Hungarian / Pàl-Scottish / Pål-Swedish / Paolo-Italian /Nickname Pam (contracted form), Pammie, Pamy
Pronounced: PAWL-a, PAWL-ah
Feminine form of Paul. Also, PAOLA, From the Italian and Spanish
Variants: Paulina, Pauline - Nickname Polly, Lina, Plina, Pleena