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Gender: Female Pronunciation: pah-OH-lah Origin of Paola: Italian and Spanish variation of Paula Meaning of Paula: Feminine variation of Paul, "small" Paola's Popularity in 2017: #821

The name Paola is a girl's name of Italian origin. Paola is ranked #821 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mexican Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #67 (w/ occupations)".

From the experts:

Paola is the Latinate version of Paula. Its exotic sound could make it more appealing than the English standard.

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Famous People Named Paola

Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen consort of Albert II of Belgium
Paola Suárez, Argentinian tennis player
Maria Paola Buonaparte, birth name of Pauline Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon I
Paula Turbay, American-Colombian actress
Paola Zizzi, Italian physicist
Paola Núñez, Mexican actress
Paola Antonelli, Italian author and curator
Paola Tirados, Spanish synchronized swimmer
Paola Perego, Italian TV host
Paola Iezzi, Italian singer of pop group Paola e Chiara

Pop Culture References for the name Paola

Paola, character in the "Catfish" episode "Ramon and Paola"

Pala, Paulana, Paviana, Pauleta