“associated with Passover (or Easter)”
Region of origin
Pasquale, Pascual, Pascuale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoal, Pascale, Pascalle, Paschalis, Pasco, Pascoe
Pasqual (Catalan: [pəsˈkwaɫ, pasˈkwaɫ], Venetian: [pasˈkwal]) is the Catalan equivalent of the Spanish given name Pascual, and a Venetian variant of Italian given name Pasquale. Pasqual is also a surname found in Spain (especially in Catalan area including Andorrans, Valencians, Balearics) and in Italy (especially in Veneto, including Lombardy and Piedmont).
Pasqual, like Pasquale (Italian), Pascal (French), Pascoal (Portuguese) and Pascual (Spanish), derives from the Late Latin paschalis or pashalis, which means “relating to Easter” from Latin pascha (“Easter”), Greek Πάσχα, Aramaic pasḥā, in turn from the Hebrew pesach, which means “to be born on, or to be associated with, Passover day”. Since the Hebrew holiday Passover coincides closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the Latin word came to be used for both occasions.
The names Pasquale, Paschal, Pascal, Pascale, Pascha, Pascoe and Pasco are all variations of Pasqual. The feminine form, rather rare, is Pasquala, Pasqualina, Pascale, Pascalle or Pascalina. As a surname in Italy Pasqual has many variations found all over the country: Pasquali, De Pasqual, Pascale, Pascali, Pascalis, De Pascal, De Pasquali, De Pasquale, Di Pasquale, Di Pascali, De Pasqualis, Pasqualin, Pasqualon. As a given name and surname in Spanish-speaking countries Pasqual is often spelled Pascual.
Pasqual may refer to:
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Pasqual Coco (born 1977), a former Dominican pitcher in Major League Baseball
Pasqual Ferry (sometimes credited as Paschalis, Pascual or Pascal), a Spanish comic book artist and penciller
Pasqual Maragall (born 1941), the 127th President of Generalitat de Catalunya
Pasqual Sanchis Moscardó (born 1963), a Valencian pilota professional player
Pasqual Scanu (1908 – 1978), an Italian writer in Catalan and Italian
Ernest Benach i Pasqual (born 1959), a Catalan politician, President of the Catalan Parliament
Keerthi Pasquel (born 1955), Sri Lankan Sinhala pop musician
Manuel Pasqual (born 1982), an Italian footballer for ACF Fiorentina
Sudath Prajiv Pasqual (born 1961), a former Sri Lan