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Meaning and name origin

Paulo \pa(u)-lo\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paulo is "small". Paulo is a variant of Paul (Latin): popular Roman and medieval name used commonly since the 18th century. A name for newborns that is not broadly used.


Paulo has 4 variant forms: Paolo, Pauli, Paulie, Pauly.


Paulo is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23510 out of 88799, Top 26%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Paulo and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Paul (#201). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Paul in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paulo is also pronounced similarly to Pali. Other suggested similar baby names are Pablo, Pal, Pall, Pauel, Paulos, Pavlo, Philo, Poul and Saulo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Paulo.