Paulina

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
219
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paulina

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

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From Latin Paulina, feminine form of Paulinus, derivative of Paulus, from paulus (“small”). Name of a third century saint.

  1. A female given name.

Paulina was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Finnish, German, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Paulina

Paulina Gaitán Ruíz is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Paulina was given the name Paulina Gaitan Ruiz on February 19th, 1992 in Mexico City.

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Paulina Porizkova is a model. Paulina was given the name Pavlína Pořízková on April 9th, 1965 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia.

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She holds the title Miss Atlántico 2013, (Winner), Miss Colombia 2013, Miss Universe 2014, and Atlántico Department. Paulina was given the name Paulina Vega Dieppa on January 15th, 1993 in Barranquilla.

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Paulina Gretzky is a pop music musician. She has been prominent since 2005. Paulina was given the name Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky on December 19th, 1988 in Los Angeles.

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Paulina Rubio is a singer, actress, television music competition judge, hostess, model, businesswoman, television, and televisionmusic competitionjudge. She was most active from 1981 to present. Paulina was given the name Paulina Susana Rubio Rue by her parent Susana Dosamantes on June 17th, 1971 in Mexico City. Paulina is also known as Queen of Latin Pop, Latin Madonna, and La Chica Dorada (The Golden Girl).

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Paulina García is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1983 to 1983. Paulina was given the name Paulina García Alfonso on November 27th, 1960 in Santiago,.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paulina

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She breathed her last breath in 384.

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Hensley was born on June 26th, 1993 in Willemstad.

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He left this life in 1867.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 9 9 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 12 12 0
1888 10 10 0
1889 6 6 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 13 13 0
1892 12 12 0
1893 11 11 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 15 15 0
1896 15 15 0
1897 13 13 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 10 10 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 10 10 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 11 11 0
1910 11 11 0
1911 14 14 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 26 26 0
1915 33 33 0
1916 26 26 0
1917 28 28 0
1918 35 35 0
1919 28 28 0
1920 35 35 0
1921 34 34 0
1922 37 37 0
1923 38 38 0
1924 40 40 0
1925 78 78 0
1926 48 48 0
1927 47 47 0
1928 66 66 0
1929 51 51 0
1930 34 34 0
1931 39 39 0
1932 39 39 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 16 16 0
1939 18 18 0
1940 24 24 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 24 24 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 20 20 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 21 21 0
1950 26 26 0
1951 25 25 0
1952 25 25 0
1953 21 21 0
1954 22 22 0
1955 21 21 0
1956 19 19 0
1957 29 29 0
1958 17 17 0
1959 24 24 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 37 37 0
1962 30 30 0
1963 26 26 0
1964 26 26 0
1965 36 36 0
1966 39 39 0
1967 29 29 0
1968 35 35 0
1969 43 43 0
1970 49 49 0
1971 48 48 0
1972 26 26 0
1973 48 48 0
1974 48 48 0
1975 36 36 0
1976 39 39 0
1977 54 54 0
1978 53 53 0
1979 50 50 0
1980 52 52 0
1981 78 78 0
1982 67 67 0
1983 63 63 0
1984 79 79 0
1985 58 58 0
1986 105 105 0
1987 136 136 0
1988 174 174 0
1989 295 295 0
1990 408 408 0
1991 414 414 0
1992 428 428 0
1993 470 470 0
1994 437 437 0
1995 428 428 0
1996 463 463 0
1997 519 519 0
1998 475 475 0
1999 593 588 5
2000 574 574 0
2001 648 648 0
2002 820 820 0
2003 725 725 0
2004 737 737 0
2005 788 788 0
2006 607 607 0
2007 657 657 0
2008 530 530 0
2009 470 470 0
2010 390 390 0
2011 361 361 0
2012 320 320 0
2013 323 323 0
2014 280 280 0
2015 314 314 0
2016 367 367 0

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Popularity of Paulina as a first name

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Popularity of Paulina as a last name

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Common last names for Paulina

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paulina U.S.
  White 74.43% 64.26%
  African American 5.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paulina

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

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Fun Facts about the name Paulina

  • How Popular is the name Paulina? Paulina is the 1,806th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paulina was the 85,357th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paulina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,085 babies born with the first name Paulina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paulina to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paulina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Paulina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paulina is Saturday, July 6th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Paulina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paulina was in 2002 with a total of 820 babies.
  • Random Paulina Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paulina is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 108 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Paulina: Your name in reverse order is Aniluap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iuaplan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paulina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 219 people with the last name Paulina.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paulina? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Paulina as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m 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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