First recorded in 1532. Ultimately from Latin Paulus. Cognate to English Paul.
- A male given name borne by Latvian speakers.
- A respelling of the German male given name Paul.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: There were 740 persons named Pauls in Latvia on May 21st 2010.