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What does Paolo mean?

Paolo Pronunciation of Paolo as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Paolo is "small". Paolo is an alternate spelling of Paul (Latin).


ASSOCIATED WITH small (little)


VARIANTS Pauly, Paulo, Paulie, Pauli

RELATED FORMS VIA PAUL Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Pasha, Pauel, Paulin, Paulino, Paulos, Paulson, Paulus, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll, Poul

(male) Palo, ..

(female) Paole, ..

Paolo Cain (P.C.), ..

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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Pablo (#420 FROM RECENT DATA), Paul (#234), Paulo (#1758) 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 (#1282, 89%), with the version Paul becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Paolo is alike in pronunciation to Paley and Pali. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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