Paulo

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paulo

User Submitted Origins

     Greek
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     English
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User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Paulo is of Greek origin and means "Small, humble".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Paulo

Paulo Dybala is a soccer player for the Juventus F.C., Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba, U.S. Città di Palermo, and Argentina national football team. Paulo was born on November 15th, 1993 in Laguna Larga, Cordoba, Argentina.

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Paulo Coelho is a writer. Paulo was born on August 24th, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Paulo Freire was an educator, author, and teacher. Paulo was born on September 19th, 1921 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He passed away on May 2nd, 1997.

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Paulo Henrique Ganso is a soccer player for the São Paulo FC, Tuna Luso Brasileira, Paysandu Sport Club, Santos FC, Brazil national under-20 football team, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Paulo was born on October 12th, 1989 in Ananindeua, Brazil. Paulo is also known as Ganso.

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He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Paulo was born on September 21st, 1978 in Toronto.

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Paulo Sousa is a soccer player for the ACF Fiorentina, S.L. Benfica, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Juventus F.C., Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Panathinaikos F.C., RCD Espanyol, Portugal national under-20 football team, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Po. Paulo was born on August 30th, 1970 in Viseu, Portugal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paulo

Nikki and Paulo is an actress & chef, confidence trick, and chef.

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Paulo Jr. is a groove metal, thrash metal, death metal, and alternative metal musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar and Percussion instrument. He was most prominent from 1985 to 1985. Paulo was given the name Paulo Xisto Pinto Junior on April 30th, 1969 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Paulo is also known as Paulo Destructor.

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João Paulo is a soccer player for the Incheon United FC, ABC Futebol Clube, Barras Futebol Club, Botafogo Futebol Clube (PB), Gwangju FC, and Daejeon Citizen FC. João was born on June 2nd, 1988 in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte.

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Hossam Salama Paulo is a soccer player for the Smouha SC and El Dakhleya SC. Hossam was born on November 15th, 1983 in Egypt.

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Joseph was born on January 2nd, 1988 in Auckland.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 7 0 7
1915 5 0 5
1916 6 0 6
1917 9 0 9
1918 8 0 8
1920 6 0 6
1921 15 0 15
1922 17 0 17
1923 18 0 18
1924 16 0 16
1925 15 0 15
1926 10 0 10
1927 20 0 20
1928 8 0 8
1929 21 0 21
1930 20 0 20
1931 17 0 17
1932 14 0 14
1933 11 0 11
1934 18 0 18
1935 12 0 12
1936 11 0 11
1937 15 0 15
1938 12 0 12
1939 10 0 10
1940 9 0 9
1941 18 0 18
1942 10 0 10
1943 11 0 11
1944 15 0 15
1945 10 0 10
1946 9 0 9
1947 13 0 13
1948 20 0 20
1949 24 0 24
1950 13 0 13
1951 15 0 15
1952 11 0 11
1953 10 0 10
1954 15 0 15
1955 16 0 16
1956 10 0 10
1957 11 0 11
1958 13 0 13
1959 7 0 7
1960 9 0 9
1961 11 0 11
1962 24 0 24
1963 17 0 17
1964 26 0 26
1965 19 0 19
1966 26 0 26
1967 29 0 29
1968 29 0 29
1969 35 0 35
1970 51 0 51
1971 72 0 72
1972 60 0 60
1973 75 0 75
1974 63 0 63
1975 67 0 67
1976 78 0 78
1977 61 0 61
1978 75 0 75
1979 84 0 84
1980 79 0 79
1981 83 0 83
1982 71 0 71
1983 65 0 65
1984 62 0 62
1985 61 0 61
1986 49 0 49
1987 56 0 56
1988 46 0 46
1989 55 0 55
1990 58 0 58
1991 77 0 77
1992 57 0 57
1993 55 0 55
1994 58 0 58
1995 81 0 81
1996 61 0 61
1997 62 0 62
1998 74 0 74
1999 66 0 66
2000 68 0 68
2001 77 0 77
2002 90 0 90
2003 87 0 87
2004 89 0 89
2005 121 0 121
2006 122 0 122
2007 90 0 90
2008 90 0 90
2009 85 0 85
2010 72 0 72
2011 91 0 91
2012 66 0 66
2013 74 0 74
2014 74 0 74
2015 67 0 67
2016 63 0 63
2017 71 0 71
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Paulo

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Paulo as a first name

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Popularity of Paulo as a last name

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Common last names for Paulo

  • Oliveira
  • Martinez

Common first names for Paulo

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paulo U.S.
  White 54.03% 64.26%
  African American 5.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paulo

People with the last name Paulo are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Paulo

  • How Popular is the name Paulo? Paulo is the 4,178th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paulo was the 19,469th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paulo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,265 babies born with the first name Paulo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paulo to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paulo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Paulo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paulo is Tuesday, March 21st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Paulo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paulo was in 2006 with a total of 122 babies.
  • Random Paulo Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paulo is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Paulo: Your name in reverse order is Oluap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Polau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paulo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,388 people with the last name Paulo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paulo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Paulo as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k 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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