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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Pauline

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Pauline in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Pauline:

  • Records indicate that 223,939 girls in the United States have been named Pauline since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 7,232 people in the U.S. were given the name Pauline. Those people are now 103 years old.

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    Comments about the name Pauline

    84% Approval Rating
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      16 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Pauline and I've met two or three Pauline (btw I'm French). I've always liked the name, and my friends usually call me Lili or Lily, and/or Pau. It's a tad old fashioned but still kinda fresh in a way, so it's fine. Besides I like the famous namesakes and the way it's spelled/pronounced in other countries, like Paulina or Polina. It's nice" Jun. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline...I love it...My husband always calls me Paul..." Jan. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like my name! When I was a child I was called Pau (POW). I used to think Pauline was a very common name but as I grew older no-one seemed to have the same name as me.... I love this name because it suits pretty much any age!" May. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name paulinA because that is my name and I love it and it means exceptionally beautiful which means more beautiful than most people" Jan. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name but its not such a big deal to me its only my middle name" Jan. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "pauline is a beautiful name . men love it and thats for sure . like all things it went out of fashion . I hated the name Lily when I was young , only old lady's with fat ankle's had it . That's how I saw it BUT these day's it's very much back in fashion . Pauline too will be back and that will be lovely." Feb. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to think my name was very boring as a child, and it's meaning was a little depressing "small". I did end up quite short, but good things come in small packages right? It is nice to have an original name that isn't made-up or spelt terribly in an effort to be original. I think it is a name that is tough on kids who would prefer something dramatic or cutesy. It does ensure they strive for a more defining and original personality though. But in saying that it is exceptionally good for an adult in any type of career. It's originality makes it memorable, and that it is spelt traditionaly gives you credibility. Also, every Pauline I have met has been beautiful, original, intelligent and articulate. I hope I match up to them!!!" Aug. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Poland and the name Paulina is pretty popular there. Even though I still like it." Jun. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, not alot of people have it... noone i know actually. ive seen people on the news with my name.. and its a surprise to see it! i really like my name, even if i get called paul! :P i dont mind it, i get used to it and the people who call me paul are good friends and i know they dont say it to hurt me :)" Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE IT! My birth name is Paulina, but I go by Pauline. I have only met one other girl with the name (Paulina), I'm 18. The name was very popular in the 1920's to the 1930's." Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pauline is a pretty name. My grandmother and great grandmother are both Paulina. The commentor who changed their name from Pauline to Pauly, what were you thinking! Pauly is not a nice name, sounds like a parrot or manly name to me. And to the other poster names ending in INE, are you from another planet. Hello many French girls names end in INE. Wonder what ugly name you have." Mar. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Pauline. Spelt Pauline. It was between Paulina and Pauline for my daughter. I chose Pauline as I don't like the ending "lina". Pauline Ava." Feb. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Paulene. I don't go by Paula and find it irritating when people call me this. I did not like my name growing up because it seemed like only older women were named this. I'm 32 and now I appreciate that only a few people are named Paulene. I have only meet two women with my name. I love having a unique name that people can pronounce and have heard of. It's a classic name. a great choice that is different but not trendy." Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Pauline! It's my mother's name and also the name of the area where I grew up. Pauline, South Carolina and Pauline-Glenn Springs was the elementary school. There was a movie "The Perils of Pauline" which is one of my favs. Beautiful name, I wish I had a daughter so I could pass my mother's name on." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Pauline, I was born in the 60's, I'm often called Paul (which I like) and sometimes my name is spelt Paulene, and one person calls me 'P'- Not nice!! I don't meet many people with this name. Thankfully I would hate a common name LOL x" Apr. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline, I hated it when I was little but like it as an adult because it's not common. I am called Paula a lot and notice Paulina is popular in Poland and Hawaii but in American find it difficult to find anything with the name Pauline (i.e. cups, key chains, etc.)" Dec. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "my name is Pauline and I don't like it. To me it is a boring name. I would have liked to be called by a strong name such as Elizabeth, Jane, Kate and such like. These names will never disappear." Oct. 22, 2015: Report as inappropriate


  • "I have a friend named Pauline. It seems line an odd derivative of Paul and i've never like the pronounciation. Esp. not the morpheme -ine." Oct. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Pauline and I am 47 years old. Growing up I knew about five or six other Pauline?s, now the only Paulines? I ever meet Are at bingo and are about 20-30 years older than I am. I do find it an old but unique name as many times in my work places, I am the only Pauline in the entire building. I work at a Michelin tire plant with over 1200 people, and I am the only one. I don?t get too many nicknames, Paul only from two people in my entire life, but my ex and kids called me Paulini for a period of time when they were little. I meet a lot of Paul?s but rarely any Pauline?s. I think it?s a dying name. But was happy to hear when Wayne Gretzky named his daughter Paulina." Sep. 14, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and I love it. It's beautiful,rare and fresh like wild roses" Dec. 7, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and I liked it when I was little. It wasn?t on my mother?s list of baby names. I should have been a Sharon or a Michelle! But she was taken by surprise, she says, when the hospital registrar appeared on the English hospital ward (my mother is Scottish but had moved to England with my English father) and asked for my name. She panicked slightly and pulled Pauline out of thin air! I used to like that story, feeling my name was somehow meant to be. But now I feel no thought went into it. It didn?t mean anything to anyone. So I have felt for a long time that I would like to change my name. I definitely hate the Eastenders association! Recently, though, I have noticed that a few of my students from different ethnic backgrounds are calling me Pau-LINE, with the emphasis on the final syllable and it just does something positive to the name?s energy for me. PAU-line is heavy and seems to drag along, whereas Pau-LINE feels light and takes flight! Maybe it?s because they always seem to be asking me a question when they pronounce my name that way...but it?s making me think again about changing my name. It may be a case of right name, wrong pronunciation! So I?m going to be upbeat and submit this under Positive reactions to the name Pauline :-)" Jul. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girlfriend was called Pauline and I think it's the most feminine name ever. Pauline was a beautiful woman and a sweetheart in every way. I love the name. Petite and cute to match most of them too." Apr. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and I don't have a namesake throughout the school I went to. But I love my name, it means little and yeah, I'm little. It gives me joy to bear that lovely name." Jan. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name "pauline it shows the true definition of beauty" Feb. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and I love the name. It's different, unique and lovely. I've only know two other people named Pauline in my lifetime. One was my grandmother! lol Sometimes I use the short name Lee just for something different!" May. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never much liked my name Pauline when I was younger. However, living in France now, Pauline has become extremely popular since the year 2000. There have been quite a few women called Pauline in French literature (see Emile Zola, Corneille)and cinema, not to mention Napoleon's sister. The name is pretty and seductive pronounced the French way (with the emphasis on the last syllable) and I've grown to like it now." Jan. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and I have never ever liked it. The only people I know of with this name are older than I am. No one shortens it to anything else. I don't even have a middle name I could use. When my mom was pregnant with me, her name choices were Pauline and Madeline. I would to be a Madeline." May. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Pauline nobody I know has it expect for my auntie she's Pauline but we I meet new people and I tell them my name that seem to react to it and always say wow wat a pretty name cuz it's a very uncommon name I love it hope it come back" Dec. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline but people also call me Polly. I always thought it was an older persons name even though I was born in the 60's. I only knew one other person called Pauline. I really hated the Eastender's association as it seemed to bring the tone of the name down lol. I have mixed feelings about the name but I'm pleased to see people who like it commenting." Dec. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is pauline ,i am 55 , i like my name very much, i get called paul by close people, which i find endearing. sure the name will one day become popular again, as all name sgo round in circles, i hope it does." May. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi! my name is pauline .. sometimes they call me pauleen or poline.. i hate it! .. im the one who say PAULINE is a NICE NAME :)" Mar. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Pauline and would not like to be called anything else." Aug. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "An old lady's name, maybe, but it's not hideous like Bertha and Gertrude. In Britain it's more a middle-aged woman's name at the present time - the UK soap 'EastEnders' featured the nosey and grumpy matriarch Pauline Fowler from the soap's debut in 1985 until the character's death at Christmastime 2006. Actress Wendy Richard was previously best-known as Miss Brahms in the Seventies UK sitcom 'Are You Being Served?'." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Pauline and believe it or not most people ask me how to spell it, and when spelling it they usually use paulene. Strange. heh. I've met one or two other women with the name. All have been significantly older than I am (they are at least 60ish)." Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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