Gender: Female Meaning of Paulina: "small" Origin of Paulina: Spanish, feminine variation of Paul Paulina's Popularity in 2019: #828

Paulina Origin and Meaning

The name Paulina is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "small".

More stylish than either Paula or Pauline, it was given a glamour gloss by model Paulina Porizkova in the nineties.

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Rank in US: #828

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Famous People Named Paulina

Pop Culture References for the name Paulina

Paulinia, Paulena, Pauleena

Paulina's International Variations

Paolina (Italian)


helicoptero Says:


In Spanish this is pronounced like pow-LEE-na. In Chicago this is a street name pronounced Paul-EYE-na... not so cute.

Michaela Says:


One day I'll incorporate this into one of my future daughter's names (hopefully) to honor my late grandmother Pauline.

AriellaBar Says:


A lovely-to-say, international name. The origin and meaning from behind the name: "From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin." I like nicknames Polly and Lina.

Dude Says:


Paulina is such a gorgeous name.

Guest Says:


On the one hand I think this name is very pretty then on the other hand I think it's clunky.

MaryKathryn Says:


This is my best friend's name! I used to think it was so weird, but I've grown to love it. I adore her and I'm probably going to use this name as a middle name.