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Meaning and Name Origin

Paulo \pa(u)-lo\ as a boys' name. Paulo's root is Latin, and Paulo means "small". Paulo is a variant of Paul (Latin): popular Roman and medieval name used commonly since the 18th century. A rare birth name.


Paulo has 4 variants: Paolo, Pauli, Paulie and Pauly.

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.


Paulo is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#23510 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Paulo and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Paulo (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Pablo (#396 last year) and Paul (#201). These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1930-1939 and are now significantly less popular. Pablo (#396) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Paulo is alike in pronunciation to Pali. Other recommended similar baby names are Pall, Philo and Saulo. Like Paulo, these names are not frequently used.