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Paula Name Meaning and Origin

Paula Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

small, humble, petite

Name Origin


Paula is a Latin name that means 'small' or 'humble'. It is the feminine form of the name Paul, which means 'small' or 'little'. The name Paula is often associated with qualities like modesty and kindness, making it a popular choice for baby girls.

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Paula Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Paula is pronounced as PAW-lah, with a smooth and easy flow. It is a familiar name with a pleasant sound.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Paula has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that sound harmonious together. It is easy to say and has a gentle cadence.

Famous People Named Paula

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● Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, and actress. She gained fame in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer, working with artists like Janet Jackson and George Michael. Abdul later became a judge on the reality TV show 'American Idol'.

● Paula Patton

Paula Patton is an American actress known for her roles in films like 'Deja Vu', 'Precious', and 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol'. She has received critical acclaim for her performances and is recognized for her beauty and talent.

● Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe is a retired British long-distance runner and a three-time winner of the London Marathon. She holds the women's world record in the marathon, setting a time that has stood for over 15 years.

Paula Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Paula

The name Paula does not typically evoke negative associations or cultural symbols. It is a classic and timeless name that is widely accepted and admired in various cultures.

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