Paula - girls name

Paula name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Paula name meaning:

The name Paula is a feminine given name of Latin origin. It is derived from the name Paulus, which is the Latin version of the Greek name Paulos, meaning "small" or "humble." Paula has variations in different languages, such as Paola in Italian and Pauline in French. The name Paula carries a sense of strength and simplicity.

Those named Paula are often characterized as kind-hearted and compassionate individuals. They possess a humble demeanor and tend to be understanding and empathetic towards others. Paulas are known for their loyalty and dedication, making them reliable and trustworthy friends. Their strength lies in their ability to remain grounded and humble in any situation.

The name Paula also has historical and cultural significance. St. Paula, a Roman saint from the fourth century, was known for her charitable acts and devotion to the Christian faith. This association adds a spiritual connotation to the name, highlighting the virtues of selflessness and devotion. Overall, the name Paula embodies qualities of humility, kindness, and strength, making it a name of great significance.

Origin: Latin

Feminine form of Paul: Little; small.


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Related names

Paul , Boghos, Boulus, Paaveli, Paavo, Pabla, Pablo , Paolo , Pauel, Paula , Paulette, Paulina , Pauline , Paulino, Paulos, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawl, Pawly

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Overall UK ranking: 957 out of 5581

36 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Paula

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