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Popularity
278k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Paula

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Small
  • #260 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
1.4m Paul (Latin)
22k Paola (Italian)
4k Paulo (Portuguese)
3k Paolo (Italian)

How popular is the name "Paula" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880990
1881990
1882660
188319190
188412120
188516160
188621210
188726260
188828280
188933330
189035350
189144440
189240400
189347470
189434340
189537370
189647470
189745450
189855550
189940400
190047470
190150500
190241410
190357570
190479790
190568680
190689890
190776760
190883830
190976760
191089890
19111051050
19121641640
19131501500
19141841840
19152282280
19162892890
19173083035
19182652650
19192452450
19203433430
19213263260
19223053050
19233783780
19244184180
19254644640
19265465415
19276026020
19285585580
19296246195
19306236149
19315915847
19326596590
19336126120
193477075911
19357747740
19369879816
19371,2131,2130
19381,3251,3178
19391,3541,3495
19401,3811,3729
19411,5401,5400
19421,9831,9749
19433,0603,04317#93 girl name
19443,3293,31514#82 girl name
19453,8063,79511#67 girl name
19464,7374,72512#69 girl name
19476,1116,1038#54 girl name
19486,6046,59410#52 girl name
19496,5946,57618#55 girl name
19506,6426,6339#54 girl name
19517,3017,2938#51 girl name
19528,5848,56717#47 girl name
19539,5599,54316#40 girl name
19549,7039,69112#38 girl name
19559,5989,58513#39 girl name
19568,9478,92522#47 girl name
19578,5558,53916#49 girl name
19588,0508,02327#53 girl name
19598,0748,05321#51 girl name
19608,0828,06616#55 girl name
19617,7647,74519#60 girl name
19627,2047,19410#60 girl name
196310,17110,14427#42 girl name
19649,5229,50517#45 girl name
19657,9277,90819#49 girl name
19667,8707,85713#50 girl name
19677,7167,69323#45 girl name
19687,6607,63723#45 girl name
19696,7766,75422#50 girl name
19706,0736,05122#57 girl name
19715,3985,38315#63 girl name
19724,2724,25913#72 girl name
19733,5273,50819#86 girl name
19743,0793,06118#96 girl name
19752,6712,65417
19762,2592,2527
19772,0542,04212
19781,8371,82710
19791,7041,69410
19801,6061,5988
19811,4921,48012
19821,3451,32718
19831,1751,16114
19841,1111,10011
19851,0241,01410
198689087911
19879139049
198882581114
198980979316
199095094010
19918558487
19927807755
199364363013
19946316238
19955615538
19965525520
19975045040
19984624575
19994464460
20004624548
20014184180
20024194145
20033563560
20044254196
20054244168
20064304300
20074604555
20084534485
20093683626
20103313310
20113233230
20123843840
20133073070
20142662660

Want to know about the populiarty of Paula? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 277,892 babies born with the name Paula in the United States. That's more than enough Paulas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Paula" was in 1963 with a total of 10,144 babies. (That's a lot of baby Paulas)

According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Paula" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 401 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1966. Across the entire United States a total of 7,870 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Paula" mean?

Paula (Latin): Small

The name "Paula" is of Latin origin and it means "Small". It's a name commonly given to girls.

P is for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Aluap". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Uapal". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Paula popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Paula in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Paula

Paula Deen

Paula Deen is a chef . Paula was born in 1947 as Paula Ann Hiers in Albany, Georgia, U.S.

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Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and choreographer specializing in pop, dance, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Paula was born in 1962 as Paula Julie Abdul in San Fernando, California, U.S.

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Paula Jai Parker

Paula was born in 1969.

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Paula Garcés

Paula was born in 1974 in New York City.

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Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer is a golfer. Paula was born in 1986 in Mountain View, California.

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Paula Zahn

Paula Zahn is a newscaster with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Paula was born in 1956 as Paula Ann Zahn in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

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Past life for Paula born Oct 2, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Paula

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