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 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)