Pascal

Gender: Masculine
Origin: French/German
Meaning: “Easter; relating to Passover.”

The name is derived from the Late Latin Paschalis which is derived from the Latin pascha meaning “Easter” which in turn is derived from the Hebrew word pesach meaning “passover.”

In the early Christian church and even today, the name was usually bestowed upon children born during the Easter season.

The name has also been borne several Christian saints and popes.

In modern English vernacular, a pascal is used to describe the SI unit of pressure, equal to one newton per square metre, which was named for French scientist, Blaise Pascal.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Paskal Паскал (Bulgarian/Croatian/Czech/German/Macedonian)
  • Pasqual (Catalan)
  • Pasco (Cornish)
  • Pascal (Dutch/English/French/German/Romanian)
  • Pascuccio (Italian)
  • Pasquale (Italian)
  • Pasqualino (Italian)
  • Pasquetto (Italian)
  • Pasquino (Italian)
  • Paschalis (Latin/Polish)
  • Paschasius (Latin)
  • Pascoal (Portuguese)
  • Paschal/Pasqual (Romansch)
  • Pascale (Sardinian)
  • Pascual (Spanish)
  • Pasqual (Venetian)

Feminines forms include:

  • Pascale (French)
  • Pascaline (French)
  • Pascala (Italian)
  • Pascalina (Italian)
  • Pasqua (Italian)
  • Pasquala (Italian)
  • Pasqualina (Italian)
  • Pasquetta (Italian)
  • Pasquina (Italian)
  • Paschalina (Polish)
  • Pascuala (Spanish)
  • Pasquita (Spanish)

An Italian female compound form is Pasquarosa.

The designated name-day is May 17 (France/Germany).

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