Few names have a better pedigree than Paul, who was one of the most important leaders of the early Christian church. In fact, the apostle Paul wrote many of the books of the New Testament. His name (from the Latin “paulus,” which means “small" or "humble”) became popular in the 17th century and was the choice for six popes and given to many artists (Cezanne, Gauguin, Klee) and, more recently, actors (Walker, Rudd, Bettany). It’s also the birth name of U2’s Bono (real name: Paul David Hewson).
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