Paulina: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Paulina
Origin of the name Paulina:
Feminine diminutive form of Paul (small).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The name Paulina has many attributes. It is decidedly rare, yet also familiar sounding because of the commonness of Paula. It sounds sophisticated and old-world because of its literary pedigree (Shakespeare, Bronte, Chekhov) and at the same time it sounds fresh and sexy because of supermodel Paulina and singer Paulina Rubio. It is a worldly name, used in many countries in Europe and Latin America, without sounding foreign. The name has been on the earth since Roman times, so it has stood the test of time, however it has never had a period of trendiness or mass popularity so it always sounds distinctive and special. More often than not the reaction to the name is a positive "wow!"
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The name Paulina is very international and is there for an easy name to travel with. Paulina is a very strong and at the same time an exotic name.
-Have never met a Paulina and gave that name to my 9 year old to please both of her great grandmothers, Paula and Pauline. I squished them together to get Paulina. So I have my Paulina Bernice. Bernice came from my Great Aunt Bernice-
- Nicknames for Paulina: | Edit
Lina, Pau (sounds like 'pow'), Ina (ee-na)
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- Famous real-life people named Paulina: | Edit
Paulina Rubio, singer
Paulina Poritzkova, supermodel
Paulina Longworth Sturm, daughter of Alice Roosevelt Longworth and granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt
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Paulina "Polly" Home, Character in Charlotte Bronte's Villette
Paulina - a nobelwoman - in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale