Meaning and Origin of: Pal

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : Small
  • Latin : Little one

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.