Paloma Name Meaning & Origin

Paloma

Pronunciation: pah-LOH-mah (key)

Origin of the name Paloma:

Derived from the Spanish paloma (dove, pigeon). The dove has long been regarded as a symbol of peace.

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In religious art, a dove signifies the Holy Spirit.

This is a lovely name. It is so strong, yet strikingly feminine at the same time. It sounds exotic, powerful, and all around beautiful. I personally adore this name.

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Poma
Palo
Loma
Polly
Molly
Mona
Lola
Lolly

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Paloma Picasso, fashion and jewelry designer, daughter of artist Pablo Picasso.
Valentina Paloma Pinault (daughter of Salma Hayek)
Paloma San Basilio, singer
Paloma Herrera, ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre
Paloma Faith, British singer
Paloma Raquel Caruso (b. 2007), daughter of American actor and producer David Caruso
Paloma Louise Lebenzon (b. 2009), daughter of American actress and singer Ana Ortiz

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song "Paloma Querida" written by Mexican singer and songwriter Jose Alfredo Jimenez for his wife Paloma.
Paloma Reynosa - Part of a Mexican Drug Cartel on NCIS.

"Paloma Blanca", often called "Una Paloma Blanca" (Spanish for "white dove") is a song written by the Dutch musician George Baker, and first recorded and released by his band The George Baker Selection. The single was a hit throughout Europe, and was taken from the group's fifth album of the same name. Julio Iglesias is the best known performer of the song.

Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald Bennett is a fictional character on the daytime drama Passions. She was portrayed by Silvana Arias from May 17, 2004 to August 15, 2007.

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