Paulette

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46k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Paulette mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Paulette

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

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Borrowed in the twentieth century from French Paulette, a diminutive feminine form of Paul.

  1. A female given name.

Paulette was also found in the following language(s): French and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Paulette

Paulette Goddard was an actress, film producer, dancer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1926 to 1972. Paulette was given the name Pauline Goddard Levy on June 3rd, 1910 in Whitestone, Queens. She passed away on April 23rd, 1990.

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Emmanuelle Riva is an actress, poet, photographer, artist, and chanteuse. Emmanuelle was given the name Paulette Germaine Riva on February 24th, 1927 in Cheniménil, France.

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Paulette Cooper is an author and journalist. Paulette was born on July 26th, 1942.

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Ntozake Shange is a playwright and author. Ntozake was given the name Paulette L. Williams on October 18th, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Paulette Carlson is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1983. Paulette was given the name Paulette Tenae Carlson on October 11th, 1952.

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Paulette Dubost was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 2007. Paulette was given the name Paulette Emma Marie Deplanque on October 8th, 1910 in Paris. She passed away on September 21st, 2011.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paulette

Ra was born in 1940 in Indiana.

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Gene Paulette was an athlete. Gene was born on May 26th, 1891 in Centralia, Illinois. He died on February 8th, 1966.

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Dj was born in Manchester.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1913 13 13 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 9 9 0
1917 13 13 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 27 27 0
1921 33 33 0
1922 28 28 0
1923 30 30 0
1924 31 31 0
1925 30 30 0
1926 37 37 0
1927 37 37 0
1928 34 34 0
1929 27 27 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 33 33 0
1932 48 48 0
1933 54 54 0
1934 46 46 0
1935 55 55 0
1936 82 82 0
1937 68 68 0
1938 81 81 0
1939 100 100 0
1940 224 224 0
1941 281 276 5
1942 963 963 0
1943 1,447 1,440 7
1944 1,442 1,437 5
1945 1,575 1,575 0
1946 2,529 2,520 9
1947 2,341 2,334 7
1948 2,586 2,579 7
1949 2,552 2,552 0
1950 1,953 1,953 0
1951 2,156 2,149 7
1952 1,886 1,886 0
1953 1,771 1,764 7
1954 1,480 1,480 0
1955 1,306 1,300 6
1956 1,234 1,234 0
1957 1,094 1,094 0
1958 1,065 1,065 0
1959 957 957 0
1960 854 854 0
1961 773 773 0
1962 742 742 0
1963 858 858 0
1964 843 838 5
1965 706 706 0
1966 690 690 0
1967 701 701 0
1968 629 629 0
1969 638 638 0
1970 806 806 0
1971 680 680 0
1972 466 466 0
1973 385 385 0
1974 313 313 0
1975 252 252 0
1976 182 182 0
1977 190 190 0
1978 210 210 0
1979 157 157 0
1980 156 156 0
1981 142 142 0
1982 126 126 0
1983 99 99 0
1984 119 119 0
1985 110 110 0
1986 90 90 0
1987 88 88 0
1988 143 143 0
1989 154 154 0
1990 112 112 0
1991 112 112 0
1992 100 100 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 61 61 0
1996 80 80 0
1997 66 66 0
1998 56 56 0
1999 32 32 0
2000 44 44 0
2001 31 31 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 41 41 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 35 35 0
2006 33 33 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 46 46 0
2009 44 44 0
2010 140 140 0
2011 130 130 0
2012 85 85 0
2013 95 95 0
2014 84 84 0
2015 95 95 0
2016 78 78 0
2017 70 70 0

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Popularity of Paulette as a first name

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Popularity of Paulette as a last name

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Common last names for Paulette

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Evans
  • King

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paulette U.S.
  White 78.31% 64.26%
  African American 13.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paulette

People with the last name Paulette are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Paulette

  • What name lists does Paulette rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Paulette? Paulette is the 1,053rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Paulette was the 27,185th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paulette have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,101 babies born with the first name Paulette in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paulette to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paulette? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Paulette first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paulette is Tuesday, August 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Paulette born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paulette was in 1948 with a total of 2,579 babies. That's a lot of babies named Paulette!
  • Random Paulette Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paulette ranks 111th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 6 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Paulette: Your name in reverse order is Etteluap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atltepue. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paulette? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 890 people with the last name Paulette.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paulette? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Paulette as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k 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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