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What does Paulino mean?

Paulino Pronunciation of Paulino [pauli-no] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Paulino is "small". Paulino is an alternate spelling of Paul (Latin).

Associated with: small (little).


14 alternative forms via Paul: Pablo, Paolo, Pauli, Paulie, Paulin, Paulinus, Paulo, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulson, Paulus, Pauly, Pavlik and Pavlo.

Creative forms:
(male) Palino, Paulan, ..

(female) Paulila, Paulilo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Paulino Lian (P.L.), ..

How popular is Paulino?

Paulino is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4192 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Paulino (not ranked) are Paul (#200 via latest list), Pablo (#393), Paulo and Paolo. Other variants, like Pavlo, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Paulino reached its highest in the 1960s (adoption of 1.28%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.15%, 88.4% less), with the version Paul becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Acilino, Akilino (see Aquila), Aluino, Aquilino, Balbino, Bruino (see Bruno), Calvino, Carmino, Claudino, Eduino (see Edwin), Faustino, Galeno, Gavino, Giuliano, Juliano, Lauriano, Marino, Martino, Natalino, Paciano, Pain, Paine, Pali, Palila, Palomo, Paquito, Parkin, Parkins, Patin, Pattin, Pilipo (see Philip), Pino, Rubino, Rufino, Sabino, Salvino, Sandino, Santino, Savino, Taurino and Yamino. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paulino.

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