Boy name origins & meanings
- French : Born at Easter
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.