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What does Pavia mean?

Pavia Pronunciation of Pavia [pavia] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Pavia means "small". Pavia is an alternate spelling of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul.

Associated with: small (little).


12 related forms via Paula: Paola, Paolina, Paule, Pauli, Paulie, Paulina, Paulita, Paulla, Pauly, Pavla, Pola and Polina.

Creative forms:
(female) Parvia, Patia, ..

(male) Pada, Palip, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pavia Tegan (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pavia?

Pavia is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15648 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Pavia (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Paola (#734 in 2015), Paula (#889), Paulina (#878) and Paulita. Usage of these relations of Pavia was well-received among parents in the 1950s (usage of 0.41%) and is now much lower (usage 0.04%, down 89.3%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Basia, Camia, Casia, Dalia, Damia, Dania, Daria, Datia, Davia, Elvia, Evia, Fabia, Fadia, Fania, Flavia, Gaia, Hadia, Halia, Hania, Jamia, Jania, Kacia, Kaia, Kalia, Kasia, Katia, Kazia, Kevia, Lakia, Lalia, Livia, Lyvia, Malia, Maria, Nadia, Naia, Nakia, Nasia, Novia, Padma, Pali, Palila, Palma, Pama, Pamina, Pania, Paniya, Panya, Paris, Parisa, Pasha, Paza, Pazia, Pazit, Pelia, Pia, Rania, Rasia, Razia, Sadia, Safia, Salvia, Samia, Saria, Tacia, Tajia, Talia, Tasia, Tatia, Tavia, Tazia, Vania, Vivia, Xavia and Zakia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pavia.

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