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Paula Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Paula is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Paula is "small".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 990  in baby name popularity for girls with 266 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Paula is a form of the name Paulus.

Paula has the diminutive (nickname) Pauletta.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Paula Jones, Paula Allen, Paula Creamer.

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.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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