What does Paolo mean?
Paolo /pao-lo/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Paolo is "small". Paolo is an alternate spelling of Paul (Latin) with the suffix -olo.
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. Census)
Pablo (#396 last year) and Paul (#201) are the prominent alternative forms of Paolo (not ranked). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.8505%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.7015%, ▼17.5%). Pablo (#396) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Paolo and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)