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What does Paulina mean?

Paulina Pronunciation of Paulina as a girls' name is pronounced pawl-EEN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paulina is "small". A feminine diminutive form of Paul in use for nearly 2000 years. The name came into use among English-speaking countries in the 19th century. Model Paulina Porizkova. Also form of Paula.


ASSOCIATED WITH small (little), 19th century


VARIANTS Paolina, Pauleen, Paulene, Pauline, Paulyne, Pavlina, Polline



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How popular is Paulina?

Paulina is a very popular first name for females (#1215 out of 4276, Top 28%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#80812 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Paulina reached its highest rank of #366 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #918 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paulina name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Paulina (#918 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000 are Paul, Paula (#793), Paulene and Pauline. These forms of Paulina were favored by parents a century ago (AVERAGE #869) and are now significantly less common, with versions such as Paula becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Paulina, Paul, Paula, Paulene, Pauline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Paulina is pronounced similarly to Polina. Other recommended sound-alike names are Calina, Carlina, Catlina, Cauline, Dahlina, Dalina, Dallina, Darlina, Earlina, Galina, Halina, Julina, Kalina, Karlina, Laurina, Malina, Mallina, Marlina, Palila, Pallma (see Palma), Palloma, Palma, Paloma, Pamelina, Pamina, Pathina, Patrina, Pauli, Paulie, Paulita, Paulla, Philana, Philena, Philina, Phillina, Raelina, Raylina, Salina, Talina, Taurina and Valina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Paulina.

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