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Paulina

See also: Paulīna

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina, feminine form of Paulinus, derivative of Paulus, from paulus (small). Name of a third century saint.

Proper nounEdit

Paulina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act V:Scene 3:
      O grave and good Paulina, the great comfort / That I have had of thee!
    • 1991 Peter Hedges, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Simon & Schuster (1999), ISBN 0671038540, page 60:
      She smells like expensive soap and her teeth are shiny-white. She does not in any way look like her name. It's not her fault that she was born in a time when people believed in names like Wanda, Dottie and Betty. She's more of a Vanessa or Paulina.

Usage notesEdit

  • Revived in the nineteenth century but rare today, Pauline being the preferred form.

AnagramsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina.

Proper nounEdit

Paulina

  1. A female given name.

FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Paulina

  1. Essive singular form of Pauli.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina.

Proper nounEdit

Paulina

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Paulina f

  1. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina.

Proper nounEdit

Paulina f

  1. A female given name.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Paulina.

Proper nounEdit

Paulina

  1. A female given name.