Feminine variation of Paul

Paula Origin and Meaning

The name Paula is 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. Paula is still a common choice in Puerto Rico.
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Famous People Named Paula

  • Saint Paula of Romeearly Desert Mother; follower of St. Jerome
  • Paula Julie AbdulAmerican singer, choreographer, and dancer
  • Paula Maxine PattonAmerican actress
  • Paula Ann Hiers DeenAmerican chef and TV personality
  • Paula Michelle DevicqCanadian actress
  • Paula BarbieriAmerican model and actress
  • Paula Fickes HawkinsU.S. Senator from Florida
  • Paula Jane RadcliffeEnglish long,distance runner
  • Paula ColeAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Paula Caroline CreamerAmerican professional golfer
  • Paula Elizabeth YatesWelsh TV presenter
  • Paula Jaraquemada Alqui­zarChilean independence patriot
  • Paula Ann ZahnAmerican TV journalist
  • Paula PoundstoneAmerican comedienne
  • Paula SelingRomanian pop singer
  • Paula HustonAmerican novelist
  • (Mary) Paula WilcoxEnglish actress
  • Paula FernandesBrazilian singer
  • Paula Dacia DeAndaAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Paula Tsui (Siufung), Hong Kong pop singer
  • Paula Belén ParetoArgentine judoka
  • Paula EchevarríaSpanish actress
  • Paula FryeMother of Members of YouTube channel VenturianTale
  • Paula TumalaPolish Model turned television presenter on MTV Poland

Paula in Pop Culture

  • Paula Crackerformer guitarist of the virtual band "Gorillaz"
  • Paula Proctorcharacter on TV's "Crazy Ex,Girlfriend"
  • Dr. Paula Hutchison Turtlecharacter on animated series "Rocko's Modern Life"
  • Paul & PaulaAmerican music duo