Gender: Male Meaning of Paolo: "small" Origin of Paolo: Italian, variation of Paul

Paolo Origin and Meaning

The name Paolo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "small".

Paolo is an irresistibly lush Italian name for boys, worlds more romantic than its spare English equivalent.

Among noted bearers of the name are Renaissance painters Uccello and Veronese, architect Soleri, and whole teams of Italian soccer players — or so it seems.

Another possibility is the Spanish version of Paul: Pablo, as in Picasso and Casals.

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Netta5187 Says:


Fabulous name! I honestly don't unterstand how Paul could be more popular here!

peachysugarbuns Says:


This is my favorite name for a boy. It is so beautiful...

DearestJules Says:


Wasn't this the name of one of Rachel's boyfriends on Friends? The one who couldn't speak English?

Guest Says:


I would love to use this as a middle name 😍