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 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).
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.