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Meaning and Name Origin

Pavia \p(a)-via\ as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Pavia means "small". Pavia is a variation of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul. Rarely used as a birth name.


Pavia has 18 related forms via Paula: Paola, Paolina, Paule, Pauletta, Paulette, Pauli, Paulie, Paulina, Pauline, Paulita, Paulla, Paullette, Pauly, Pavla, Pola, Polina, Pollie and Polly.


Pavia is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22746 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Pavia and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Pavia (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Paola (#679 in 2014), Paula (#990), Pauletta, Paulette, Paulina (#953), Pauline, Pollie and Polly. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1940-1949 and is now much lower, with versions such as Paola, Paula, Paulina, Pollie and Polly falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paola, Paula, Pauletta, Paulette, Paulina, Pauline, Pollie, Polly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Davia, Pania, Pazia, Tavia and Xavia. Like Pavia, these names are not frequently used.