What does Paolo mean?
Associated with: small (little).
(male) Palo, Paoto, ..
(female) Paole, Paolia, .. Middle name pairings:
Paolo Zavier (P.Z.), ..
How popular is Paolo?
Paolo is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#46153 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Paolo for boys. Paolo entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #1312 in the U.S. in the year 2004, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Pablo (#393 from recent data), Paul (#200), Paulo and Pavel are the prominent alternative forms of Paolo. These forms of Paolo reached the peak of their popularity 6 decades ago (average #1194) and have become much less common since (#1318, ▼88%), with the version Paul becoming less fashionable.
Paolo is alike in pronunciation to Paley and Pali. Other suggested similar names are Apolo, Carlo, Gallo, Galo, Harlo, Karlo, Lallo, Lalo, Laslo, Lazlo, Manolo, Pablos, Paco, Pall, Palomo, Philo, Saulo and Yaholo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paolo.See names in meaning and etymology.