What does Paulo mean?
Paulo /pau-lo/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Paulo's root is Latin, and Paulo means "small". Paulo is a variant transcription of Paul (Latin). Compare last name Palo.
Paulo has 21 more alternative forms via Paul: Havel, Paavo, Pablo▲, Pal, Pasha, Pauel, Paulin, Paulino, Paulinus, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulson, Paulus, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll and Poul.Kreatif forms: Pailo, Pauco, Piolo. [more]
How popular is Paulo?
Paulo is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#18312 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular variation forms of Paulo (outside Top 1000) are Pablo (#396 last year) and Paul (#201). Variants like Paulsen are seldom used. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.8505%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.7015%, down 17.5%). Pablo (#396) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Paulo and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)