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Origin & Meaning

The name Paolo is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Paolo is "small".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2078 in baby name popularity for boys with 67 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Paolo Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Paolo has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Paolo to other names.


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Related Names

Paolo is a form of the name Paulus.

The name Paola is a form of Paolo.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Paolo in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Paolo.

Just for fun, see the name Paolo in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Paolo in Nautical Flags page.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.