Of Latin origin.

Russian, Czech, Slovene form of the name Paul.

From an ancient Roman family name Paulus.

Deriving from the Latin adjective that means small.

Alternative forms of the name are: Pavo, Paolo, Pasha, Paolo.

Famous bearers are Pavel Nedved, Pavel Datsyuk, Pavel Bure, Pavel Volya, Pavel Haas, Pavel Kubina.