What does Paulina mean?
Paulina /pau-li-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' 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. Model Paulina Porizkova.
Affiliated girl name: Paula.Kreatif forms: Palina, Paulipa, Paxlina. [more]
How popular is Paulina?
Paulina is a very popular first name for females (#1215 out of 4276, Top 28%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#80812 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Paulina for girls. Paulina reached its highest rank of #366 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #953 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Paulina and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Paulina (#953 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Paul, Paula (#990 the previous year) and Pauline. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4868%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0143%, down 97.1%), with the versions Paul, Paula, Paulina and Pauline becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)