Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"I just want to be humble at all times."  More

Pavel Meaning


What does Pavel mean?

The name Pavel is of Russian origin.

The meaning of Pavel is "small".

Pavel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Pa-vel.

The Given Name Pavel

Pavel is a form of Paul. See Paul for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Pavel, is one of timelessness and spirit.

A name fit for a child full of distinction and warmth, a little adventurer.

A creative name, that may be just right for you.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Pavel Cherenkov, and Pavel Djidjov.

Pavel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,961 in baby name popularity for boys with 40 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,985 in baby name popularity for boys with 40 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Pavel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Pavel Name Popularity Page.

Pavel Related Names

Pavel is a form of Paul.

Pavel has the diminutives (nicknames) Pasha, Pesha.

Famous Pavels

  • Pavel ~ Russian Ruler (1796-1801)
  • Pavel Cherenkov ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1958
  • Pavel Djidjov ~ Saint
  • Pavel Pardo ~ Soccer Player
  • Pavel Peter Gojdic ~ Saint

Pavel Numerology

What will your new littlePavel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Pavel are often brilliant and mushy but most of all they are read more >>

Pavel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Pavel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Pavel.

Just for fun, see the name Pavel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Pavel in Nautical Flags page.