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Meaning and Origin of: Pascal

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Born at Easter

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French and English : from the personal name Pascal, Latin Paschalis, a derivative of pascha ‘Easter’, via Greek and Aramaic from Hebrew pesach ‘Passover’. Compare Italian Pasquale.
  • possibly also an Americanized form of Greek Paskhalēs, which has the same origin as 1.
  • Blaise Pascal (1623–62), the French philosopher and mathematician, was born in Clermont-Ferrand, where his father was president of the tax court.