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Meaning of Paulina

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The name Paulina has the following meaning:

A petite woman. Also derived from the male name Paul, which means "a small man".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Paulina is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 432 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Paulina fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 52 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 632 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Paulina in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Paulina is pronounced as paw-lee-nuh


Paulina originates from the Spanish language.

See other suggested Spanish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Paulina and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Paulina: Boys - Alcide, Alonso, Juan, Mateo, Girls - Blanca, Concha, Both genders - Santana


Popular Variants for the name Paulina: Pauleena, Paulena, Paulinia


We think the name Paulina should fall under the following style category: Latino/Latina.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Paulina to be: Outgoing and matured woman

In one word, you might describe Paulina as a(n) "outgoing" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Paulina (or its variants) are:

Paulina Porizkova , born on 9 April, a famous model. Paulina Porizkova 's background: A Czech-born supermodel and actress.

Paulina Eliana Veloso Valenzuela, born on 14 February, a famous politician. Paulina Eliana Veloso Valenzuela's background: A Chilean lawyer and Socialist Party politician who served as the Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency of Chile (also rendered as the president's Chief of Staff in English) from March 11, 2006 to March 27, 2007.

Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, born on 17 June, a famous singer. Paulina Rubio Dosamantes's background: A Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and actress. Known throughout the world as The Golden Girl, She achieved international stardom with her fifth studio album, Paulina (2000).
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