Popularity:5667
Origin:French
Meaning:small
Pauline is a girl’s name with French origins meaning “small.” The name Pauline was a popular choice in France during the 20th century and was also the name of Napoleon Buonaparte's favorite sister. In the literary world, the character Pauline is featured in the Shakespeare play, A Winter’s Tale. Within the play, Pauline is a noblewoman of Sicily and fierce in her defense of Hermione's virtue. Though baby won’t stay small forever, this name has a built in legacy for her even when she’s all grown up.

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