What does Paola mean?
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. 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 (usage of 0.4209%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0473%, down 88.8%), with forms such as Paulina, Paola, Paula, Pauline and Paulette falling out of fashion. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Paola and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)