Poul

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Danish form of Paul [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See Paul

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Poulsen Denmark Norway

Female

Poulsdatter Denmark Norway

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Poul
Genitive: Pouls
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Poul
Accusative: Poul
Dative: Pouli
Genitive: Pouls
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Poul
Genitive: Poulin
Partitive: Poulia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Poul
Genitive: Pouls
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Poul
Genitive: Pouls

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Poul Helgesen (ca. 1485 – not mentioned after 1534), Danish Carmelite, a humanist and historian
  • Poul Martin Møller (21 March 1794 – 13 March 1838), Danish academic, writer, and poet
  • Poul Holmskov Schlüter (born 3 April 1929), Danish politician, who served as Prime Minister of Denmark from 1982 to 1993
  • Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen (born 15 June 1943), Prime Minister of Denmark from 25 January 1993 to 27 November 2001

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 23713 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 1 270 543
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 146 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 64
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Sources: [9] [8] [10] [11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Poul (m) Sources: [12]


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables