What does Paola mean?
Associated with: small (little).
(female) Pala, Paopa, ..
(male) Paoila, Paolal, ..
How popular is Paola?
Paola is a very prominent first name for females (#1949 out of 4276, Top 46%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#40203 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Paola for girls. Paola entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #300 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #679. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent varying forms of Paola (#679 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Paulina (#953 from recent data), Paula (#990), Polly, Paulita and Pollie. These forms of Paola reached the height of their popularity 64 years ago (usage of 0.4%) and have become much less popular since, with forms such as Paulina falling out of fashion.
Paola is alike in pronunciation to Pali, Pelia, Pella, Poli and Polli. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Baila, Bayla, Caela, Caila, Cala, Calla, Carla▼, Cayla▼, Darla▼, Dayla, Dola, Earla, Enola, Gaila, Gala, Galla, Hala, Iola▼, Izola, Jayla, Jola, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kahla, Kaila▼, Kala▼, Kalla, Karla▼, Katla, Kayla▼, Laela, Laila▲, Lala, Lalla, Layla▲, Leola▼, Lola, Mala, Marla▼, Nacola (see Nicola), Naila, Neola, Nola, Noola, Padma, Palila, Palma, Paloma▲, Pama, Pamala, Pamela▼, Pania, Panya, Pasha, Paza, Pazia, Pearla, Perla, Phila, Poll, Raoula, Raula, Tayla, Tola, Vala, Valla, Viola▼, Yola and Zola▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Paola.