Paola Name Meaning & Origin

Paola

Pronunciation: POW-lə, pah-OH-lə (key)

Origin of the name Paola:

Feminine form of Paolo, the Italian cognate of Paul, which is from the Latin Paulus, a name originating as a Roman surname derived from paulus (small).

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Comments and insights on the name Paola: | Edit

The town of Paola, Kansas (named by an Italian), is pronounced like "Payola." Something to keep in mind for those considering the name in the United States.

In Mexico this name is pronoounced as three syllables: pa-OH-la

Personal experiences with the name Paola: | Edit

The name can come from many different places , but from my knowledge it mostly comes frome Central America and Europe

pronounced : PaH-O-La

Nickname : paolita ( PaH-O-li-ta

My wife is from Colombia and she is called Paola. There are lots of Paolas in Colombia.

Nicknames for Paola: | Edit

Lala,Lola,Pao,Pola,poli,paolita,

Meanings and history of the name Paola: | Edit

Italian and Spanish feminine form of Paul, meaning "little", "smart" and " pretty

Famous real-life people named Paola: | Edit

Queen Paola of the Belgians, wife of the current king, Albert II
Paola Espinosa, Mexican synchronized diver, bronze medalist with her partner Tatiana Ortiz
Paola Turbay, Colombian television personality and actress
Paola Pezzo, Italian champion mountain biker

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