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Paulina meaning and name origin
Paulina \pa(u)-li-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced pawl-EEN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paulina is "small". A feminine diminutive form of Paul in use for nearly 2000 years. The name came into use among English-speaking countries in the 19th century. Pauline is the French form. Pavlina is a Slavic form; Paolina is Italian. Model Paulina Porizkova.
Paulina has 8 variant forms: Paolina, Pauleen, Paulene, Paulina, Pauline, Paulyne, Pavlina and Polline.
For more information, see also the related name Paula.
Baby names that sound like Paulina are Polina, Bellina, Ballona and Billina.
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Popularity of Paulina
Paulina is a very popular first name for women (#1215 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#45962 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Paulina for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Paulina with its variant forms and related girl baby names.