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Girl Name: Paulina

Name: Paulina
Pronunciation: \pa(u)-li-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: small
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Paula
Sounds Like: Polina, Bellina, Ballona, Billina
Variant forms: Paolina, Pauleen, Paulene, Paulina, Pauline, Paulyne, Pavlina, Polline
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1215
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 45962


Paulina \pa(u)-li-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced pawl-EEN-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paulina is "small". A feminine diminutive form of Paul in use for nearly 2000 years. The name came into use among English-speaking countries in the 19th century. Pauline is the French form. Pavlina is a Slavic form; Paolina is Italian. Model Paulina Porizkova.

Paulina has 8 variant forms: Paolina, Pauleen, Paulene, Paulina, Pauline, Paulyne, Pavlina and Polline.

For more information, see also the related name Paula.

Baby names that sound like Paulina are Polina, Bellina, Ballona and Billina.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Paulina.


Paulina is a very popular first name for women (#1215 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#45962 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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