Meaning and Origin of: Pál
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Scandinavian : Small
- Latin : Little one
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi : Hindu (Kayasth) name, from Sanskrit pāla ‘protector’, ‘keeper’, ‘guard’, ‘herdsman’ (compare gopāla ‘cowherd’), an epithet of the god Krishna and a common personal name. A Pala dynasty that was founded by one Gopala in the 8th century ruled in Bengal and Bihar until the 12th century.
- Hungarian (Pál) : from the personal name Pál, Hungarian form of Paul.