An English, Dutch, Scottish, German and French surname which is a form of the name Pauls and Latin form of â€˜Paulusâ€ as well as a popular given or first name. The name means small.
Spelling variations of Paul include Pauls, Paulls, Paull and Paule.
In England the Paul name is numerous in the City of London and along the western peninsular. In Lanarkshire, Gloucestershire, Midlothian, Renfrewshire and Aberdeenshire in Scotland the Paul name has the greatest numbers.
Within the United States the Paul family name is popular in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, California, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia.
Famous: Alexandra Paul (actress), Gregory S. Paul (author), Alice Paul (suffragist), Wolfgang Paul (physics expert from Germany), John Dean Paul (19th century English artist) and Carrick Stewart Paul (top fighter pilot in World War One from New Zealand).