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What does Polina mean?

Polina Pronunciation of Polina [poli-na] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Polina means "small". Polina is a version of Paula (Latin): feminine of Paul.

Associated with: small (little).


Polina has 2 variants: Paolina and Paulina.

7 more related forms via Paula: Paola, Pauline, Paulita, Pavia, Pola, Pollie and Polly.

Creative forms:
(female) Pelina, Polia, ..

(male) Polike, Polipe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Polina Sloan (P.S.), ..

How popular is Polina?

Polina is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#79394 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Polina (not ranked) are Paola (#734 via latest list), Paula (#889), Paulina (#878), Pauline, Paulita, Pollie and Polly. Other forms, like Pavia, are uncommon. These forms of Polina were popular in the 1910s (adoption of 0.62%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.04%, 93%), with forms such as Polly becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Recommended names are Alina, Arlina, Bobina, Calina, Celina, Colena, Colina, Colinda, Coline, Corina, Elina, Ellina, Erlina, Felina, Goldina, Halina, Jobina, Jolana, Jolin, Jolina, Jolinda, Joline, Jolisa, Jolyna, Jonina, Jovina, Julina, Kolina, Korina, Lolita, Lovina, Malina, Melina, Moina, Nolana, Nolin, Olina, Palila, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Paloma, Pamina, Pavlina, Pelia, Pelipa, Peloma, Philena, Philina, Phillina, Poli, Polline (see Paulina), Pomona, Robina, Roline, Rollina, Romina, Rosina, Rowina, Rozina, Rylina, Salina, Selina, Solana, Solina, Soline, Sylina, Tomina, Tonina, Valina, Xylina, Yonina, Yoslina, Zelina, Zolia and Zylina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Polina.

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