What does Pavia mean?
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. Census)
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 the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4209%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0473%, down 88.8%), with versions such as Paola, Paula, Paulina, Pollie and Polly falling out of fashion. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Pavia and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)