Paula Name Meaning & Origin

Paula

Pronunciation: PAW-la (key)

Origin of the name Paula:

Feminine form of Paul, which is derived from Paulus, a Roman surname taken from the Latin paulus (small).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Paola

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Comments and insights on the name Paula: | Edit

I was part of the southern tradition of the oldest girl named after their father.

I wish my parents had named me after my father; the name they gave me sucks big time!

It's a very pretty name, to honor a father named Paul or, to use it just because you like it.

· I was named after my father as well since his name is Paulo. It's pretty embarrassing, but I learned to accept my name little by little

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My middle name is Paula, I like it because not many people have it in their name and the fact it was after my cousin.

Nicknames for Paula: | Edit

Paul, Pauly, Lala, Poola, Lola, Polly, Pollie, Pau, Paulinha

Meanings and history of the name Paula: | Edit

The meaning of the name Paula basically means: little;small

Famous real-life people named Paula: | Edit

Paula Abdul, pop singer and former American Idol judge
Paula Creamer, golfer on the LPGA Tour
Paula Byrne, British author
Paula DeAnda, American R&B singer
Paula Deen, American cook, restaurateur, writer, and TV personality
Paula Schubatis, American textile designer
Paula Kelley, American singer-songwriter
Saint Paula, a saint and follower of St. Jerome
Paula Gunn, Native American author and activist
Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian
Paula Radcliffe, British long distance runner and olympian
Paula Jones, accuser of horny old Bill Clinton
Paula Terry, Australian jazz singer
Paula Tsui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer
Paula Vogel, Pulitzer-winning playwright
Paula Weishoff, American volleyball player
Paula Wilcox, English actress
Paula Yates, British television presenter, ex-wife of Bob Geldof
Paula Zahn, American newscaster
Paula Cole,Singer

Paula in song, story & screen: | Edit

Paula, 1995 novel
"Paula", 2006 single by Mexican alternative rock band Zoé
"Ana Paula (Viaje al 113)", 2007 instrumental song by Mexican surrealist band Porter
Paula Polestar, a lead character in the SNES videogame, EarthBound
"Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula,song
"Paula" by Silvio Rodriguez

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