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What does Pauly mean?

Pauly Pronunciation of Pauly as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Pauly) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pauly is "small". Pauly is a version of Paul (Latin).


ASSOCIATED WITH small (little)


VARIANTS Paulo, Paulie, Pauli, Paolo

RELATED FORMS VIA PAUL Paavo, Pablo, Pal, Pasha, Pauel, Paulin, Paulino, Paulos, Paulsen, Paulson, Paulus, Pavel, Pavle, Pavlik, Pavlo, Pawel, Pol, Poll, Poul

(male) Paly, ..

(female) Pauny, ..

Pauly Maxx (P.M.), ..

How popular is Pauly?

Pauly is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#9543 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Pauly (NOT RANKED) rated in the Top 2000 are Paul (#234 LAST YEAR), Pablo (#420), Paulo (#1758), Paolo and Pavel. Usage of these forms of Pauly was at its highest in the 1960s (AVERAGE #1194) and is now much less (#1282, DOWN 89.3%), with the form Paul falling out of fashion. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pablo, Paolo, Paul, Paulo, Pavel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Pauly is pronounced similarly to Paley and Pali. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Baily, Baxly, Bayly, Brauly, Caily, Carly, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, July, Manly, Marly, Oakly, Paddy, Pall, Parry, Patsy, Patty, Peasly, Penly, Radly, Rawly, Wadly and Wally. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pauly.

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