What does Paola mean?
Paola is a very prominent first name for females (#1949 out of 4276, Top 46%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#80104 out of 88799, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Paola for girls. Paola entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #300 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #679. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Paola (#679 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Paulina (#953 last year), Paula (#990), Polly, Pollie, Paulette, Pauletta and Pauline. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 and have become much less popular since, with forms such as Paulina, Paola, Paula, Polly and Pollie falling out of fashion. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Paola and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)