Origin of the name PAVEL.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PAVEL.
Bohemian and Russian form of biblical Paul
(q.v.), meaning "little." (History of Christian Names,
Yonge, 1884). Usage: Czech Republic, Russia (Павел).
... Varvara Pavlovna's father, Pavel
Petrovitch Korobyin, a retired general-major, had spent his whole time
on duty in Petersburg. He had had the reputation in his youth of a
good dancer and driller... Pavel Petrovitch's heavy figure, which
was not quite devoid of martial dignity, however, soon began to be seen
in the best drawing-rooms in Moscow... (A House of Gentlefolk,