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Paula Meaning


What does Paula mean?

The name Paula is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Paula is "small".

Paula is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Pau-la.

The Given Name Paula

Paula is a form of Paulus. See Paulus for further details.

Paula is quite an appealing name and a welcome find.

A wonderfully classic name.

Paula has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Paula Abdul, and Paula Frassinetti.

Paula Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 793 in baby name popularity for girls with 342 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 854 in baby name popularity for girls with 319 occurrences. It ranked 13,696 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

Want to see how Paula sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Paula Name Popularity Page.

Paula Related Names

Paula is a form of Paulus.

Paula has the diminutive (nickname) Pauletta.

Famous Paulas

  • Paula ~ Saint, 1 hurricane
  • Paula Abdul ~ Pop Musician
  • Paula Frassinetti ~ Saint
  • Paula Montal Fornes ~ Saint
  • Paula Patton ~ Actress

Paula Numerology

What will your new littlePaula be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Paula Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Paula.

Just for fun, see the name Paula 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 Paula in Nautical Flags page.