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Pauly (girl)

What does Pauly mean?

Pauly Pronunciation of Pauly [pauly] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Pauly) is of Latin origin, and the name Pauly means "small". Pauly is an alternate spelling of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul.

Associated with: small (little).


Pauly has 7 variants: Paola, Pauli, Paulie, Paulla, Pola, Pollie and Polly.

6 more different relations via Paula: Paule, Paulina, Pauline, Paulita, Pavia and Pavla.

Creative forms:
(female) Parly, Pauny, ..

(male) Paudy, Pauge, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pauly Adaleigh (P.A.), ..

How popular is Pauly?

Pauly is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9543 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Paola (#734 in 2015), Paula (#889), Paulina (#878), Pauline, Paulita, Pollie and Polly are the popular variation forms of Pauly (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Pauly was well-received among parents a century ago (median #1095) and has become much reduced since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paola, Paula, Paulina, Pauline, Paulita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pollie, Polly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Paulina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pauly is alike in pronunciation to Pali, Pella, Poli, Polley and Polli. Other suggested similar names are Baily, Bayly, Cally, Carly, Daly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Harly, July, Kally, Kaly, Karly, Laily, Lally, Mally, Pammy, Pansy, Patsy, Patty, Paulyne, Prudy, Sally, Tally, Truly, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pauly.

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