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Gender: Female Meaning of Paloma: "dove" Origin of Paloma: Spanish Paloma's Popularity in 2017: #892

The name Paloma is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "dove". Paloma is ranked #892 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Thoughts on Paloma ? ...".

From the experts:

Paloma is vibrant and ruby-lipped a la jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, but it also suggests peace, as symbolized by the dove. Paloma is a highly recommended striking but soft name, one of the best of the Baby-Names-That-Mean-Peace">names that mean peace and girls' names starting with P.

Salma Hayak used Paloma as the middle name of her daughter Valentina, and it was the first name pick of David Caruso and Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz.

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Famous People Named Paloma

Paloma Bloyd, American actress
Paloma Faith (Blomfield), English singer/actress
Paloma Baeza, Mexican-English actress and director
(Anne) Paloma Ruiz-Picasso (y Gilot), French jewelry designer; daughter of Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot
Paloma Herrera, Argentine ballerina
Paloma Duarte, Brazilian actress
Paloma Ayana Stoecker aka Delilah, British singer-songwriter
Paloma Rae Estevez (b. 1986), daughter of actor Emilio Estevez
Paloma Aristizábal Martínez (b. 2005), daughter of singer Juanes and actress Karen Martinez
Paloma Todeschini (b. 2006), daughter of actors Bruno Todeschini and Sophie Broustal
Paloma Raquel Caruso (b. 2007), daughter of actor David Caruso
Paloma Pilar Duffy (b. 2008), daughter of TV personalities Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy
Paloma Louise Lebenzon (b. 2009), Daughter of actress Ana Ortiz
Paloma Greco (b. 2009), daughter of actress Natasha Klauss and Marcelo Greco
Paloma Michaela Giles (b. 2016), daughter of actress Caterina Scorsone and singer Rob Giles
Valentina Paloma Pinault (b. 2007), Daughter of actress Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault

Pop Culture References for the name Paloma

Paloma, character in Junot Diaz's "Miss Lora"
Paloma Josse, character in "The Elegance of the Hedgehog"
Daphne Paloma Vasquez, character on TV's 'Switched At Birth'
Paloma, name used by Elaine in an episode of "Seinfeld"
"Paloma Negra," song by Chavela Vargas
Cucurrucucu Paloma, Mexican folk song
Paloma, a grapefruit cocktail

Palomita, Palometa, Aloma

Comments

LaulenaG Says:

2018-08-02T18:04:13

One of my all time favorites! Strong yet soft and feminine. An ageless name. Lola is a nickname option but nobody will jump to use the nn, so it's perfect!

ccmrath Says:

2017-08-07T18:48:13

Totally agree - I have a soft spot for long, feminine girls names that also manage to sound 'strong and grounded'. I feel like this fits in the same category as Francesca, Grace, Josefina, and Lucia.

stellarvra99 Says:

2017-07-29T00:00:47

It actually means pigeon... Sorry but no...

sablemae98 Says:

2017-07-27T18:54:46

My ex-boyfriend and I were talking baby names and Paloma Marisol was one of the names we both liked.

Alice Says:

2017-06-28T01:24:35

I think doves are just white pigeons so it's really the same bird. Makes perfect sense to be the same word. This is one of my favorite names because of the ballet dancer. I'm obsessed with her, but for that reason, I may not use the name. It's so strongly associated with another person for me.

phunkyvida Says:

2017-06-21T18:29:15

Palomi (पौलोमी) means 'Endless Beauty' in Sanskrit.

alyssum Says:

2016-07-28T04:41:03

I've been oddly charmed by this name since I read Captain Vorpatril's Alliance- one of the female characters is a Paloma stuck with the family nickname "Pidge" (because her siblings found out about the "dove" meaning and jumped straight to "pigeon").

Brianna Nicole Says:

2016-04-16T14:13:18

Um hi, your nieces have AMAZING names! In love with that sibset

Netta5187 Says:

2016-04-09T01:26:45

A very pretty, soft, sophisticated name!

EW314 Says:

2016-02-03T15:59:05

Lovely, soft name with a peaceful meaning. The links to Palomas Faith and Picasso are good, and you don't hear it often. Makes for a great choice in my book!

TulliaCicero Says:

2016-01-19T19:54:11

If I were to write a book featuring upper-crusty tween/teenaged British sisters from the early 20th century, I would use Paloma & Jemima for a sibset.

Olivia Says:

2016-01-16T16:23:14

It does mean 'dove' in Spanish, BUT it also means 'pigeon'. The word is the same for both, just saying...

Lola Says:

2015-11-01T16:23:35

I have three nieces named Clementine, Clover and Paloma. I think their names are adorable. Paloma has a special soft spot in my heart as it means 'dove' and my grandmother's name was (no joke) Dovie. (;

josey223 Says:

2015-06-12T07:17:51

This is just one of those names that I do not understand the appeal

headintheclouds Says:

2015-04-16T02:40:15

Paloma is lovely. To me, it sounds feminine and pretty, plus strong and grounded and substantial in weight. My first association with it is the singer Paloma Faith, whose name is awesome! I love the meaning of dove, and for some reason I imagine a dignified ambassador/ woman in politics when I think of Paloma. Good associations :)

Caroline Says:

2015-01-19T08:44:23

Yeah, I know what you mean, I adore the meaning, but it reminds me of Palomino. :-(

Shaur Says:

2014-08-28T21:02:48

A palomino is a breed of horse. Tan with blonde mane. people are probably reminded of that

Guest Says:

2014-08-28T19:31:40

where do people get this horse association? Horses get names like Lucky Stripe or Rhapsody in Blue. The description for Palomina mentions horses too, I don't get it?

senseandsensibility Says:

2014-08-28T17:15:16

I just don't feel the sparkle when it comes to Paloma...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-16T12:59:13

I don't get why people like this name so much, but it's okay. Definitely not a favourite of mine, though.

Guest Says:

2014-06-07T18:12:27

I love this name but at the same time it makes me think of melanoma or something.

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-05-02T16:41:55

I feel like this is a situation that would happen with me and my mom. She tends to be close minded when it comes to naming.

Brynie Says:

2014-05-02T06:35:21

One day I said to my mom. "I love the name Paloma! Don't you think its so sweet!?" and she said "it reminds me of a horses name." She ruined it for me so much and I definitely don't have her approval for Paloma as a future baby name :( Oh well, theres still too many other names I love so I guess that helped narrow it down a bit hahaha :)

Madelyn Says:

2014-05-02T05:19:46

I love Paloma. She has a lovely meaning, great history, and many nickname possibilities. I think my favorite nicknames are Lola and Lo.

rainierloner Says:

2014-02-08T21:28:36

I absolutely love this name! Sweet, underused, and comes with the adorable nn Loma. :)