Paula

Pronunciation: pa-hu-hla-h
Origin: Portugal
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Paula is a common female given name with Latin origins, meaning "small" and "humble". It is derived from the Roman surname Paulus or the name Paul, which translates to 'humble' or 'small' in Latin. The name has been used in various languages, including German, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Croatian. The origin of the name Paula can be traced back to the ancient era, with Saint Paula being a notable figure. She was a Roman born into royalty in the fourth century and dedicated her life to serving the poor. She lived during the time of St. Jerome and traveled with him. Today, the name Paula is quite common in countries such as Croatia, Chile, Austria, Spain, and Catalonia.

Paula Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Paula is currently #658 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Paula is currently #349 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Paula is currently #649 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Paula is currently #347 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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  • Paula Radcliffe: Paula Radcliffe is a retired British long-distance runner and former world record holder in the women's marathon.