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What does Pablo mean?

Pablo /pa-blo/ as a boys' name is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Pablo is "little". Variant of Paul. Artist Pablo Picasso; cellist Pablo Casals; poet Pablo Neruda.

Associated with: little.


Pablo has 1 variant: Pablos.

Pablo has 22 more related forms via Paul: Paavo, Pal, Paolo, Pasha, Pauel, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulino, Paulo, Paulos, Paulson, Paulus, Pauly, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll and Poul.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Padblo, Patblo, ..

(female) Pabo, Palo, ..

How popular is Pablo?

Pablo is a very popular first name for males (#338 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7845 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Pablo for boys. Pablo reached its highest position of #284 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is at #396 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Pablo and associated names. Popular variation forms of Pablo (#396 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000 are Paul (#201 in 2014), Paulo (#1942), Pavel and Paolo. Other variants, like Paavo, are seldom used. These relations of Pablo were favored as baby names 5 decades ago (adoption of 1.3%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.1%, down 88.3%), with the form Paul becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo, Paolo, Paul, Paulo, Pavel in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Carlo, Gallo, Galo, Harlo, Karlo, Lallo, Lalo, Laslo, Lazlo, Paco, Pali, Pall, Philo and Saulo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pablo.