Gender: Female Meaning of Paula: "small" Origin of Paula: Feminine variation of Paul Paula's Popularity in 2018: #793

Paula Origin and Meaning

The name Paula is a girl's name of Portuguese origin meaning "small".

Paula still seems somewhat stuck in the era of duo Paul and Paula bopping out the song "Hey, Paula." Two pronunciations are possible—the English "PAW-la" and the Portuguese "POW-la."

Modern bearers of the name include singer-songwriter Paula Abdul and comedian Paula Poundstone, as well as a character on My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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Rank in US: #793

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Paula's International Variations

Pawlina, Pawla, Pola (Polish) Pasha, Polina, Pashenka, Pavlina (Russian) Paoletta, Paolina (Portuguese) Pauliina (Finnish) Paola (Italian) Paule, Pauline, Paulette (French)


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