Pauline (given name)

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Gender female
Word/name French
Meaning little
Other names
Related names Paulina

Pauline is a female given name. It was originally the French form of Paulina, a female version of Paulinus, a variant of Paulus meaning the little, hence the younger.

The corresponding form for the name in Italian is Paolina (Paula corresponds to Paola). In Russian, the corresponding name is Полина (pronounced Polina). A Finnish form of the name is Pauliina; in Greece it is Παυλίνα or Πωλίνα (Paulina, pronounced Pavleena or Paulina, Poleena). In French, other diminutives of Paula exist, namely Paulette and Pauletta.


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