Paulina: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Paulina

Paulina

Pronunciation: paw-LEEN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Paulina:

Feminine diminutive form of Paul (small).

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Related Names:

Lina, Pauline

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Comments and insights on the name Paulina: | Edit

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.

Nicknames for Paulina: | Edit

Lina, Pau (sounds like 'pow')

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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

Paulina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Paulina "Polly" Home, Character in Charlotte Bronte's Villette
Paulina - a nobelwoman - in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale

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