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What does Paloma mean?

Paloma Pronunciation of Paloma [palo-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced pa-LOH-mah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paloma is "dove". Spanish name. Designer and business woman, Paloma Picasso.


Paloma has 4 variants: Palloma, Palometa, Palomita and Peloma.

Affiliated girl name: Aloma.

1 masculine form: Palomo.

Creative forms:
(female) Palota, Piloma, ..

(male) Paloco, Palopo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Paloma Chandler (P.C.), ..

How popular is Paloma?

Paloma is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#51352 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Paloma was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #702 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #906 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paloma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paloma outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aloma is the only other prominent related form of Paloma (#906 last year). Adoption of these forms of Paloma was at its most widespread in the year 2010 (average #1351) and is somewhat less today. Paloma is the most chic birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paloma, Aloma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paloma and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dalma, Halima, Halma, Naoma, Padma, Palila, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Pama, Paola, Paolina, Paulina, Polina, Salama, Salima, Salma, Saloma, Salome, Salomea, Salomi, Soloma, Talma, Talona, Talora, Valma and Valora. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paloma.

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