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Paul comes from the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin.

The following characters in the works of Harry Turtledove are known only as Paul:

Paul the Apostle, historical religious figure referenced in Gunpowder Empire and less significantly in other works.
Paul (Islands in the Sea), a monk in "Islands in the Sea".
Paul (In the Presence of Mine Enemies), a German soldier and minor character in In the Presence of Mine Enemies.
Paul (They'd Never), an alien in "They'd Never--".
Paul (The War That Came Early), a French soldier and minor character in The War That Came Early: The Big Switch.
Walrus (The Mammyth) aka Paul, a sentient pinniped in "The Mammyth".

Monarchs named Paul:

Pope John Paul I, historical Pope referenced in "Under St. Peter's".
Pope John Paul II, historical Pope referenced in "Under St. Peter's".

These characters have a first name of Paul:

Paul Finley, a fishmonger and minor character in Opening Atlantis: New Hastings.
Paul Gauguin, historical artist referenced in The Great War: American Front.
Paul Josef Goebbels, historical Nazi figuring in a number of works.
Paul Gomes, a retailer and POV in Curious Notions.
Paul Harteck, historical physicist appearing in The Man With the Iron Heart.
Paul Heusinger, minor fictional character in American Empire: Blood and Iron.
Paul Higgins, an alias used by fictional POV terrorist Jürgen Voss in The Man With the Iron Heart.
Paul von Hindenburg, historical German marshal and president referenced in American Empire: Blood and Iron and The War That Came Early: West and East.
Paul Klein, a terminally ill infant in In the Presence of Mine Enemies.
Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, historical German general appearing in "Ready for the Fatherland".
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, historical German general referenced in The Hot War: Bombs Away.
Paul Linebarger aka Cordwainer Smith, historical author referenced in The Hot War: Bombs Away.
Paul de Man, a historical literary critic referenced in "Deconstruction Gang".
Paul Mantarakis, a POV character in the Southern Victory series.
Paul Renouvin, fictional French soldier, minor character in The War That Came Early: Hitler's War.
Paul Schmidt, historical German diplomat appearing in Worldwar and The War That Came Early: Hitler's War.
Paul Tilak, fictional hairy elephant driver appearing in A Different Flesh section "The Iron Elephant".
Paul Werber, a Certified Public Accountant and minor character in Supervolcano: Things Fall Apart.

These characters have a middle name of Paul:

John Paul Jones, historical navy captain referenced in The Guns of the South and The Great War: American Front.
John Paul Kling, a POV character in "Hoxbomb".
Jean-Paul Sartre, historical French writer referenced in "The Eighth-Grade History Class Visits the Hebrew Home for the Aging".

These characters have a first name of Pavel, Russian version of Paul:

Pavel Gryzlov, fictional Soviet tank gunner, minor character in The Hot War: Bombs Away.
Pavel Serafimov, fictional character from "The Irvhank Effect."

These characters have a first name of Pablo, Spanish version of Paul:

Pablo Picasso, historical painter referenced in The Great War: American Front.
Pablo Ramirez, fictional character in "Getting Real."

These characters have a first name of Paolo, Italian version of Paul:

Paolo Crespi, a Hoxha Polytechnic student and minor character in The Gladiator.

These characters have a first name of Pavlo, an Eastern European form of Paul:

Pavlo, fictional character in Agent of Byzantium section "Unholy Trinity".

These characters have a first name of Poul, Danish version of Paul:

Poul Anderson, author who created the scenario of Turtledove's "The Man who Came Late".

Miscellaneous similar names:

Paalo, Kuusaman mage and minor character in Out of the Darkness.

These characters have feminine versions of the name Paul:

Paulette Archambault, minor fictional character in Settling Accounts: The Grapple.
Paula (In the Presence of Mine Enemies), a thief and minor character in In the Presence of Mine Enemies.
Pauline Pfeiffer, historical American journalist, referenced as the ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway in "Cayos in the Stream."
Paula Shaffer, central character of "Hatching Season".

Surnames containing Paul:

Friedrich Paulus, historical German Field Marshal referenced in After the Downfall.
Sergei Pavlov, fictional Russian diplomat in The Two Georges.
Poulsen, fictional Los Angeles mayor, minor character in Settling Accounts: Return Engagement.

Place names:

Peterpaulandia Province, a subdivision of Detina in The War Between the Provinces.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, figuring in The Hot War.
St. Paul's Cathedral, famous London landmark, figuring in a number of works.

Things:

USS John Paul Jones, fictional US Navy vessel in The Great War: American Front.
Popping Paula, a land mine in Settling Accounts.