Pascal (given name)

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Pronunciation pahs-KALL
Gender masculine
Word/name Latin
Meaning "associated with Passover (or Easter)"
Other names
Related names Pascale, Pascalle, Paschal, Paskal, Paschalis, Pascaline, Pasquale, Pascoale, Pascoal, Pasqual, Pascual, Pascoe, Pasco

Pascal (\p(a)-scal, pas-cal\) is a common masculine Francophone given name, cognate of Italian name Pasquale, Spanish name Pascual, Catalan name Pasqual. Pascal is common in French-speaking countries, Germany and Netherlands. The correct feminine form is Pascale, Pascalle or Pascalina. Pascal is also common as a surname [1] in France, and in Italy (in Piedmont, Aosta Valley and, as De Pascal, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia).

Pascal derives from the Latin paschalis or pashalis, which means "relating to Easter", from Latin pascha ("Passover", i.e. the Easter Passover"), Greek Πάσχα, Aramaic pasḥā, in turn from the Hebrew pesach, which means "to be born on, or to be associated with, Passover day". Since the Hebrew holiday Passover coincides closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the Latin word came to be used for both occasions.

The names Paschal, Pasqual, Pasquale, Pascoale, Pascoal, Pascale, Pascha, Paschalis, Pascual, Pascoe and Pasco are all variations of Pascal.

People with the name Pascal include:

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  1. ^ "Pascal - Name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

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