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Paola

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22k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paola

"Paola" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Small". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name borrowed from Italian Paola.

Paola was also found in the following language(s): French and Italian

Notable Persons Named Paola

Paola Mori was an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1962. Paola was given the name Paola di Girifalco, Contessa di Girifalco on September 18th, 1928 in Italy. Paola is also known as Paola di Girifalco and Contessa di Girifalco. She passed away on August 12th, 1986.

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Paola is royalty. Her career lasted from 1993 to 2013. Paola was born as the child of Fulco Ruffo di Calabria and Count on September 11th, 1937 in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

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Lola Ponce is a pop music, pop rock, and latin pop singing, actor, model (people), and spokesperson. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2001. Lola was given the name Paola Fabiana Ponce on June 25th, 1979 in Capitán Bermúdez.

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Paola Núñez is an actress, producer, actor, and television producer. She has been prominent since 2001. Paola was given the name Paola Núñez Rivas in Tecate.

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Paola was given the name Paola Andrea Rey Arciniegas on December 19th, 1979 in San Gil.

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Paola Nicole Andino is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Paola was born on March 22nd, 1998 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paola

Danna Paola is a latin pop, latin ballad, electropop, teen pop, and pop music actress, singer, model, fashion designer, philanthropy, actor, singing, model (people), and fashion design. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Danna was given the name Danna Paola Rivera Munguía on June 23rd, 1995 in Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico.

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Paola is royalty. Her career lasted from 1993 to 2013. Paola was born as the child of Fulco Ruffo di Calabria and Count on September 11th, 1937 in Villa Claudia, Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

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O.M. Saint Francis of Paola was a saint. He holds the title Hermit of St. Francis. O.M. was born on March 27th, 1416 in Paola, Calabria. He died on April 2nd, 1507.

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Giampaolo Di Paola is a Minister of Defence and List of Ministers of Defence of Italy. Giampaolo was born on August 15th, 1944 in Naples.

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Riva Di Paola is an actress and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Riva was given the name Riva Marie Di Paola in 7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Dria Paola was a film actor and stage actor. She was most active from 1926 to 1942. Dria was born on November 21st, 1909 in Rovigo. Dria is also known as Etra Pitteo. She left this life on November 12th, 1993.

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How popular is the baby name Paola in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 6 6 0
1955 5 5 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 15 15 0
1963 20 20 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 25 25 0
1966 18 18 0
1967 34 34 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 35 35 0
1970 35 35 0
1971 53 53 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 37 37 0
1974 44 44 0
1975 62 62 0
1976 60 60 0
1977 80 80 0
1978 100 100 0
1979 98 98 0
1980 83 83 0
1981 123 123 0
1982 102 102 0
1983 162 162 0
1984 166 160 6
1985 183 178 5
1986 190 185 5
1987 198 193 5
1988 213 208 5
1989 266 255 11
1990 336 326 10
1991 294 285 9
1992 505 500 5
1993 409 402 7
1994 758 747 11
1995 934 921 13
1996 700 700 0
1997 655 655 0
1998 819 812 7
1999 1,037 1,027 10
2000 998 991 7
2001 1,048 1,040 8
2002 1,010 1,000 10
2003 959 952 7
2004 934 934 0
2005 1,040 1,040 0
2006 1,088 1,088 0
2007 1,028 1,021 7
2008 954 954 0
2009 852 852 0
2010 680 680 0
2011 620 620 0
2012 506 506 0
2013 423 423 0
2014 418 418 0
2015 383 383 0
2016 336 336 0

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Popularity of Paola as a first name

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Popularity of Paola as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paola U.S.
  White 81.77% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paola

People with the last name Paola are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Paola

  • How Popular is the name Paola? Paola is the 1,586th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paola was the 40,313th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,263 babies born with the first name Paola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paola to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Paola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paola is Sunday, February 13th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Paola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paola was in 2006 with a total of 1,088 babies. That's a lot of babies named Paola!
  • Random Paola Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paola is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 37 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Paola: Your name in reverse order is Aloap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aoalp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 543 people with the last name Paola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paola? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Paola as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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